Happiness is Amateur Night: New Year’s Eve
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. ~Brooks Atkinson
Happy New Year’s Eve my friends, tonight we celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of the next. We hope to put behind us the things that went wrong this year, the bad news, bad memories. We look forward to the morning and the New Year, the resolutions we will surely keep, the changes we’ll make, all the good things that are coming. At least for tonight all of that is true and certain.
A long time ago a family friend, Jack Wrigley, was the first to refer to New Year’s Eve as amateur night. I didn’t quite fully comprehend until I was older and started attending New Year’s Eve parties. Once I did I got it, a night for people who don’t normally drink to get drunk and out of control. Inevitably it seemed some drunk always wanted to take a swing, there were drunks all over the road and quite honesty those parties were rarely fun. So I adopted a habit of either ignoring or quietly celebrating New Year’s Eve off the beaten path, lots of bonfires in the mountains or on the coast. I nice quiet way to bring in the New Year and avoid the hangover the next day, previously I posted a piece on Alternative Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve.
This year was a great year for me personally and the Ministry of Happiness Blog and I’m looking forward to the adventure ahead. If you are going out to celebrate tonight take care, be careful and watch out for those who are not, and have a happy New Year’s Eve my friends ~ Rev Kane