Sitting here in the last 20 my minutes of the much awaited ending of the year 2016 the tune that is ringing through my head is the one that made the title .
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind ?
These lyrics have significant meaning now , although the world from which this song has originated has long come to an end.
We’re in an entirely different century with an entirely different batch of people with different principles and mindsets but yet this song entices us to put our thinking hats on as we harbring the new year .
Should old acquaintance be forgot ? See , the Instagram and Facebook posts and trolls would’ve have already made up your mind by now with their “this new year cut off the people who’ve brought unhappiness and drama into your lives ” posts, but as always I beg to differ .
Cutting people off ? Really , is that how you want to start a brand new year by cutting ties with people who’ve been part , however small of 2016 .
Yes people often the ones who we consider the closest to us are the main sources of our unhappiness and grief and are key players in moments which we wish we could pass and not experience .
But ,as a much loved but unfortunately dead literary character once said
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you and I like my choices.
And like him we must also like our choices because believe it or not these people who’ve hurt us , have done so because we’ve given them that power .
I would say don’t give people the power to hurt you but no that won’t do then I would be just like any other slightly narcissistic writers encouraging the “don’t care” culture .
Because please the year is 2017 , we must care more , the world will be a lot better with a little bit of care and effort .
But we must remember that these people who have this power are human , yes those we love and seem no less than perfect are human and they’re faulty humans just like us with ugly alter egos and certain weaknesses that overpower them JUST LIKE US .
So , this new year however shiny and nice the prospect of new relationships and new people might sound let’s take care of the ones who hit home a long while ago .
Nrture the relationships you’ve already built and don’t cut people off like ribbons because much like the case of ribbons it’s very hard to tie it together again without seeing the strain inside and outside .
Because if you TAKE CARE OF THE PENNIES THE POUNDS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES .
Happy New year and thank you for the reading and the after thoughts but like TS Elliott once said
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.’
I am yet to find that voice and so are you , so I hope with all my heart and a bit of my liver that the voice you’ve got to find speaks of love and euphoria mixed with the melancholic happiness of reminiscing times past .
365 days and 365 chances to get it right 🎐
Eternally thankful to the Downton Abbey series for Introducing me to this song precisely a year back on NYE . 🙂
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