Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Everybody has a New Year's story

The only question doing the round these days is, "So what did you do on the 31st?". Is it really that big a deal that a new year has started? Is it really of so much consequence that a new year has begun, that the year has changed from 2007 to 2008?

Why don't we celebrate a new month? or even a new week, (in fact, come to think of it, we do anything but celebrate a new week, trudging to office with long faces, wishing it was a Friday!) or even a new day, or perhaps a new hour, or a new minute, or a new second??? (Living is a celebration!)

It is interesting to think about what all changes when the year ticks over from 2007 to 2008. The biggest concern for me is to remember the year as 2008, so I can sign the cheques correctly! Apart from that, there isn't much, and yet we humans need another reason to celebrate, another excuse to go on a binge of drinking, another reason to bust up hard earned money. Whats the bottom line?