Traditions and sentimentality

by Milla — she=he

Today’s song:

I was fairly surprised to see the sentimentality popping up around New Years Eve. People who couldn’t care less about phony traditions around Christmas, grabbing the opportunity to make best wishes for the ‘new’ year,  the end of time as we know it – the calendar year changing  numbers again. Otherwise everything the same. Maybe we have this deep sense of despair in our daily routine (‘nothing ever changes. nothing will ever change’), and there is a big common need to drop the sadness and cynicism, which is what is so appealing about the ‘new’ year. A focus on a new beginning.

I had a few laughs this morning (didn’t celebrate, just home alone) trying to sing along in Abba’s Happy New Year from 1989 – the lyrics just as valid for the end of 2010 – a yodeling “happy new year”  — that really makes me laugh when i try to sing along in it. You should try it too! 😀 — followed by  “if we don’t we might as well lay down and die”… Cynicism mixed with the strong need for hope and real efforts — not just good intentions, empty promises, celebrated once a year, as ‘dead’ as the confetti left on the floor after the party is over.

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No more champagne
And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you
Feeling lost and feeling blue
It’s the end of the party
And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday
Now’s the time for us to say…

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don’t we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he’ll be okay
Dragging on, feet of clay
Never knowing he’s astray
Keeps on going anyway…

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don’t we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Seems to me now
That the dreams we had before
Are all dead, nothing more
Than confetti on the floor
It’s the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we’ll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine…

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don’t we might as well lay down and die
You and I

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Some of the well intentions and wishes [an sms] coming my way hit a nerve, and got me thinking of what I could do to fulfill it:

“A relaxed mind, a peaceful soul, a joyful spirit, a healthy body & heart full of love.”

For a moment I was thinking that intentions and words are not the same as practice and action. Wishing someone well is not the same as asking — “Is there anything I can do for you?”

But words can have a ‘pushing’ effect, and aid you in getting a certain focus, as well as help you to start asking the necessary questions when reading the wishes and thinking: “Yes, I do want this in my life — who wouldn’t?!” The follow up is: The will to figure out how, the will to try. This is what I wish for anybody reading this 🙂 Don’t give up hope, keep on trying.

 

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