Friday, December 31, 2010

The moodiest of holidays

I've mentioned more than once on these pages that the New Year's holiday is my favorite of them all. It's a time that always moves me deeply, moves me in a spirit of reflection, remembrance, and renewal. A time for taking stock.

Yesterday I watched and listened to many, many versions of "Auld Lang Syne" on YouTube, trying to find the one that best fits the way this holiday makes me feel. This one, by Daniel Cartier, does it beautifully:

I wish for each of you whatever it is you personally need in the upcoming year to put your life into a balanced, peaceful state, and I hope that each time you take stock of your own life, you find yourself more richly blessed than you were the last time you counted.

Happy New Year to all of you who bring me so much joy.


  1. Velvet, That is a beautiful version of that song!

    Butch and Kadi wanted me to mention that they are a bit jealous that Levi is the only one with a pic on the side of the blog...

    Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. It was so what I needed to hear!

    Happy New Year! All the best to you!!!

  2. This was the first post I read this morning and how glad I am that it was! What a lovely version of Auld Lang is one of my favourite songs. Tears run quite freely when I hear grabs my heart every time!

    Happy New Year to you, dear friend...I hope the coming year will be everything you want it to be!

  3. Holly and Marion, I'm glad you liked the song as much as I did.


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