Monday, December 31, 2012

auld lang syne

You know that song you hear every New Year's Eve? The one about not forgetting old acquaintances. Did you ever wonder what that phrase is in the chorus? Despite being the most common song, sung by English-speaking people, the majority of us have seem to have no idea what the words actually are, or, for that matter, what they even mean. 

Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish poem that was written by a fellow named Robert Burns in 1788 and it was set to the tune of a traditional folk song.  Its traditional use is to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight, and it poses a rather important rhetorical question....Is it right to forget old times and old friends? 

To most this night is heralded as a call to remember long-standing friendships and to treasure and honor the memories of old. Five years ago tonight, we met for the first time, and shared a kiss at the stroke of midnight in celebration of the new year.  For us, this is a particularly special time, and we choose to reflect on all wonderful things that have happened to us throughout the years.  Tonight we would like to toast and honor new and old in our hearts and memories, and raise a glass to you and yours!

Happy New Year Folks!

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