We sing that song (or at least think about it!) every New Years Eve at the stroke of midnight, but what does it really mean?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of Auld Lang Syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We'll sip a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne.
In literal translation auld lang syne means old long since or long, long ago but a more rough translation of the song is:
Should we forget old friends and the old days? Nah...lets drink a toast for old times sake! There are several other verses, but that is the gist. This had particular meaning to me this year as I have been able to get in contact with a few old friends this past Christmas season and it is always fun to reminisce about the past and catch up on the present. At the stroke of midnight on New Years, I was actually responding to an email of one of these friends. How appropriate.
Anyway, just some thoughts for the new year. I am going to post a year in review as soon as I come up with something clever, plus I will update on our trip to Cali. I will say just one thing. On New Years Day, we went to the Beach and it was 70 degrees. It was beautiful and we were way over dressed. There are definitely things I miss about Cali, but more things that I don't!