Auld Lang Syne

Whoa. It’s pronounced “Sign.” … This changes everything.
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot / an nivir brocht ti mynd?
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot / an ald lang syn?
At the New Year, the “auld” song begs the question:
Should old acquaintance be forgot / For the sake of old times?
Burns’ carol continues, ringing of longstanding friendship:
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet / for long, long ago.
His lyrics regale of dining, kindness, meadows, daisies, and boating:
We two have paddled in the stream / from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared / since long, long ago.
But. Seas. Between. Us. Broad. Have. Roared.
How thankful I am to celebrate with dear ones: these “auld” friends who—though storms roared among or between us, weathered the gale—yet remain. What a contrast to those that played make-believe at friendship, eventually forsaking the kindness, meadows, and daisies—in exchange for, well, I can’t say what~
= – = – =
So I send this greeting to those that remain:
Friends Forever—ever the same!
Even in frailty, never hateful,
Emulating Christ, forgiving and faithful.
= – =
As we ring in the gift of another new year,
May our kinship grow near—and ever more dear.
With Love, Dearest Friends, privileged to be yours:
May God grant our hearts to be open doors.
= – =
And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for long, long ago.

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2 Responses to Auld Lang Syne

  1. I am so glad to be counted among those ‘ald akwentans’. You are such a blessing to me and to all of us out here. Larry

  2. elsiephoebe says:

    Larry, I want to thank you. Happy New Year, my friend.

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