Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Every Day is a New Year's Day

Happy New Year!

I have often wondered about this arbitrary day that we select to celebrate the start of our year. It really is a nothing sort of a day. Sure, it is the start of a month, and certainly it is the first day on our artificially created scientific calendar. But then again, there are 12 other months and just when we chose the first day of the month as the start of anything is beyond me.

It's all make believe. Why not make the winter solstice the start of the new year. After all, at least that is a naturally occurring event that has a high degree of consistency to it. And it really is the start of the new year, that time when the cycle of life reaches its lowest point and starts over, rising phoenix-like from the gray ashes of winter.

Every day is the start of a new year. Every day is a new beginning. Each time I get up it is the start of something exciting and interesting. Every morning the sun blazes over the horizon and flames into the new start to living. Why not celebrate a new year each and every day?

Of course that would make every evening New Year's Eve and that might get a bit tough.

1 comment:

  1. The first day of the school year should be New Year's Day! It still feels that way to me, and I have been out of school for a loooooong time!