Friday, January 7, 2011

Auld Lang Syne - Starting a new tradition

First of all let me say that I just don't like this phrase. Maybe it's because I felt tricked as a child by that song into thinking they were singing "old inside".... (humph, they did that on purpose!) Or maybe it's because that song sounds inundated with melancholy-ness! Or maybe it's just because I'm not Scottish.  (oh wait, yes I am) Crud, what is it about that phrase that makes me feel like I should cover my face in black lace like I'm in mourning?
..... I don't wanna!

Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish phrase that means - For old times sake. Ok... that's not so bad. But why, for the love of Mickle Maks Muckle (my new scottish phrase) do we have to make it all so sad? It's a long drawn out good bye to the last year. "Fare the well Last Year, we hardly knew ye!"  I kinda like the idea of being excited about the new one up ahead! 

Anyway, My point? It's on it's way...
I have lot's O' Irish and Sottish in me! (Well all of Great Brittan flows through my veins) 
Love St. Patrick's day! Wish we had a Scottish day.... But, we sorta kinda do. It's the new year!
I just wish we could celebrate all the MANY things that the Scottish have contributed to man kind.  
Oh! Scotch Tape!
And.......... a good Ol' Scotch blessin'! 
Kilts, bagpipes, Crazy phrases that I don't understand like, "I'll gei ye a skilput lug!" Yea, I don't get it either.
Anyway.... I'm not feeling the Scottish pride on New Years, but "Whit's fer ye'll no go by ye!" Wasn't that poignant? Didn't that just sum it all up right there?!  Actually it means - What's meant to happen will happen! I'm not gonna put a kilt on next year but I am gonna try and include some new Scottish traditions in bringing in the new year.  After all it's the only Scottish Holiday we've got! 

For this year anyway - Auld Lang Syne Everyone!


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