I have been asked this question many times in many ways. As a possible date, as a rhetorical question and as a source for creative celebratory inspiration. Anyone who knows me really well does not have to ask. I stay in, make some fun food and do one or more of the following: write; paint; watch an old movie; or on occasion, do some heavy physical but more so psychological cleaning.
It’s my ritual. I have a strong rebel archetype matched by equally strong hermit energy. The two team up on New Year’s Eve so that partying out with the champagne crowd is not an option. My archetypes see to it on this singular night of the year that I create my own party at which I am feted and the center of attention – my own – even if it’s just a quiet presence. I love and miss fireworks on First Night in town, some truly great music/musicians playing their hearts out and some of the wildness and chaos that is sanctioned this one time, however not enough to join in. Because frankly, I can feel more alone in a crowd than my own home when I’m not in the mood to participate in any festivities. I am hardly a hermit in my daily living, however on this one night, while always grateful for all the invitations and concern thank you – please excuse me – I already have a date.
a ping on my calendar
note to self: pick up
spring rolls and a candle
“Happy New Year” to all and may it be abundantly and fruitfully creative.