How long does it last? New Year. How long does it really last, for you?
I remember, when I was a child, that wakefulness on New Year’s Eve was a challenge among my siblings. Being wakened at the stroke of midnight just wasn’t the same; it just didn’t feel right. Fresh from sleep, it was hard to catch on to the feelings of jollification and expectancy that permeated the air . Seeing New Year’s Eve through to New Year gave you that, and it gave you bragging rights.
To this day I still recognise the difference in attitude between people who waited in a new year, and those who woke up to it a few hours later. It leaves an impression of delayed reaction. Hence my question of how long does New Year last? Is it only that second when the time change from 23:59:59 to 00:00:00, or the first few minutes after that while you wish everyone, who are awake with you, well?
How long do you keep that “Happy New Year”-feeling alive in your heart? I have come across people who would still wish someone well for the new year in the month of March! It’s probably a little strange that I would notice that.
It’s seven days now since the kick-off to 2011 and I hope the year, thus far, has already exceeded your expectations! Thanks for coming back to read my blog!