The Last Auld Lang Syne…

Call your friends. Call the ones you haven’t spoken to in forever.

tinalear

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photo by Elena Terrone

On this New Year’s Eve, 2023, I offer you a partial instrumental version of Auld Lang Syne that happened only moments before giving my piano away (I’ll tell that story in the next post). Blessings to all of you reading this, and also to everyone not reading it.

This is a very old tune. The text was written by Robert Burns in 1788, but even at that time, it was based on a much older Scottish folk song.

Such a nostalgic tune. Here is the part we sing on New Year’s Eve:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And the days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We’ll drink a cup of kindness yet
For the sake of auld lang syne

Old acquaintances. Old friendships. Maybe friendships that are certainly still alive, but haven’t been tended to for years and years.
These are the ones to bring to mind. It’s important.

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tinalear

Novelist. Poet. Musician. Buddhist. Quilter. Animal lover. Visible grownup. Hidden child. Secret dancer when all alone. Makes good bread.