Some people suggest New Year's Eve is just an excuse for a party.
Maybe, but I think there's something deeper going on here, something meaningful. Mortality, perhaps? I want to understand, to "get it." So, today I began looking into the holiday and I started by researching the song that defines the event and the spirit:
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o'kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.