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Reply To: The Ritual of New Year’s Resolutions


Thanks, James, for that lovely meditation prompted by my post.

I notice, though, you didn’t get around to answering the questions I posed, so I’ll toss that back out to you:

How do you mark the New Year? Do you have a tradition, a ritual, from resolutions to maybe a specific celebration – some place you always go, something you always do – to celebrate this collective recognition of the passage of Time?”

Do you have a New Year’s ritual?

I know mine have changed over time. There was a time when the Grateful Dead’s New Year’s Eve show was my tradition. And then, after getting together with my wife, we would go out; over time that switched to staying in and toasting the New Year with champagne.

Now we’re more inclined to fade off before midnight, instead celebrating the New Year by rising early to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade.

But I still take the time to form and review my Intentions for the coming year.