Blogs by Sandy Bell Brown
New Years Dance
12/31/2007 4:41:18 PM
It’s New Years Eve and I am home alone. For some people this would be a very sad thing. I have had many joyous New Year’s celebrations over the 57 years of my life and when I look back over those years, most of them have been spent with family or friends. In the days of my wanton youth, most of those celebrations ending one year and bringing in the next were accompanied by far too many White Russians, (and I don’t mean the kind that live in Siberia). It was always good to have New Years day to lie around on the sofa and try to contain any food that was trying to crawl its way up from my stomach.
Then there were the years when I had a husband and two little girls. It was awesome to just be able to fall into bed by 11:00, never noticing or caring that the midnight hour came and went without so much as the tinkle of glasses being brought together in a toast or even a “Happy New Years” kiss. A few blessed hours of extra sleep were all that mattered.
A few years later, the husband had jumped ship but the girls were teens and when that first new year’s eve, after the oldest turned 16 came around, it was quite frightening. She HAD to be able to spend the evening with all her buddies and I COULDN’T possibly expect her home before 12:30 or 1:00, could I??
Now the house is empty except for a mouse in the wall and 4 lazy cats already deep in their early evening slumbers. Should I be sad that I am alone tonight? I don’t think so – I have a movie I have never seen and a stereo that I just hooked up two additional speakers to. I live in the country so I can crank it up until the windows rattle if I want. My exercise of choice is dancing and tonight I will put in all the dance CD’s I have created, turn the volume level up on max and welcome in the new year with CCR, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones and lots of other old friends that I have hung around with for many years. The GoFish guys have a song named Alright and one line goes “Don’t get down by your circumstance; Let ‘em go, get up and dance”.
I love to dance and having no one around to dance with is not reason enough for me to sit dozing in the recliner on this New Year’s eve 2007. After all, this is what King David said all those years ago:
“10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me;
O LORD, be my help."
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.”
~Psalm 30: 10-12~
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope it will be the best ever!
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