Happy New Year's Eve! Here in the northern hemisphere, the calendar year starts in the dead of winter (this is not a recent photo - no weather like that yet this winter) and celebrating the start of the year is an opportunity for renewed hope. The fertility of the past year, feeds us through the winter, bringing us imperial tidbits and libations for tonight. And as the sun shines a few more minutes each day we see renewed hope of a coming season of warmth and fertility. Trees such as the apple, remind us that a period of dormancy are needed, to assure fruitfulness. The primary reason apples don't grow in the south is without the dormancy of winter, they tend to not be fruitful, you can grow the tree, but they produce very little fruit. (There are modern hybrids that break this rule, but are they really apples if they have been manipulated to grow in unnatural ways?) Assure that you have your period of dormancy, downtime, rest time, restoration and recovery time.
I have never been one for going out on New Year's Eve. A friend of mine called it amateure hour, when people who don't know how to drink and drive, try to. And I am not a big fan of crowds, and noise. So New Year's Eve is a night to stay home, to stay in. I almost always stay up. I miss Johnny Carson, and Guy Lombardo, we will see what is done to embarrass sweet Anderson Cooper in Times Square. It doesn't look like Kathy Griffin has been released from exile, sad that.
I little bubbly, fruit cake, caviar, a little cash in my hand, and a kiss from my beloved bear, will help to assure good luck in the year to come.
Have a fun, fabulous and safe time,
Happy New Year! I'm like you. I prefer to stay in on amateur night. Not that there's anything to do in this time of Covid and it's Greek friends (Delta and Omicron).ReplyDelete
Happy New Year WaltDelete
I used to prefer to stay in on New Year’s Eve. Here it’s fun to go to the plaza, down our 12 grapes, one for each clock chime, and toast with a split of champagne. I’ve never seen a sloppy drunk Spaniard ring in the New Year -- even in Sevilla in a huge plaza with loads of people. Anyway, happy bubbly, fruit cake, caviar, cash, kisses and New Year!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Mitch, wish I was thereDelete
"Amateur Hour," LOL! Enjoy your quiet New Year's Eve! That's the way I like to spend tonight too.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Debra,Delete
Happy New Year to you! I am the same when it comes to New Year's celebrations. I don't like crowds and noise either.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year MichaelDelete
Having worked in the hospitality biz for a while in college, I can attest to the fact that NYE and Valentine's Day are Amateur Nights, for those who never go out but think they must.ReplyDelete
We stay home and have a quiet celebration, and it's always nice.
ANd to you and CarlosDelete
I'll be staying in tonight too. Three or four years ago I started going to the Symphony gala on New Year's Eve. It was a pretty tame event with good friends and located just around the corner from me. But, that hasn't happened for the past two years for obvious reasons. Other than that, I've stayed home on this occasion as I will tonight. I will open some bubbly though. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Relax and enjoy, Happy New Year to you! Maybe I will make it to Phoenix this yearDelete
It once was unthinkable to stay home New Year's Eve. Now we relish it. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete