Once more, with feeling

The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.

W.H. Auden

Happy new year!


22 responses

  1. A better year to you too, JP, with health, inspiration, successful projects and whatever else you may wish!

    December 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    • Thanks Sorin! Yeah, I’m really looking forward to this one…
      Have yourself a great party tonight!

      December 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm

  2. Please include pictures if you decide on the brothel.

    December 31, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    • Ha ha, you’re wicked Wayne! Nah, decided to go with the quiet with friends option, lol.

      January 2, 2012 at 8:57 am

  3. True words. I hope your New Years is wonderful and your 2012 year even better!

    December 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    • Thank you so much, Kate! And the same to you.

      January 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

  4. Lisa Chapman

    Ah well…here’s to an enjoyable New Years Eve with nary a tear…

    Cheers to 2012! =)

    December 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    • There we go, that’s the spirit! Cheers Lisa.

      January 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

  5. That’s interesting: I was going to post a quote from WH Auden this evening to go with an image I was considering; ‘As I Walked out one Evening’. There’s a great line in it about the bells chiming and time doing its thing and so on. It’s a quote used in a favourite film of mine: ‘Before Sunset’.

    I wish you a Very Happy New Year. I hope 2012 brings whatever you want and need!

    December 31, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    • I’m sure you didn’t consider going with this one, now did you Meanderer?LOL. Kinda crude, but so valid as well, being about the eternal damnation of loneliness, and all that…
      Yep, ‘Before Sunset’ is one of my all time favourite films as well, and no, I didn’t realize that there was a quote of his used in the film. I’ve been meaning to watch it again, so I’ll look out for it this time round.

      And the same to you too, all the best in the new year.

      January 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

  6. Cheers to a brilliant 2012!

    January 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  7. Happy 2012!

    January 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm

  8. L’année nouvelle, on n’a pas le choix, on est marié avec. Pour le meilleur et pour le pire. Espère pour toi, mec, que ce sera pour le meilleur.

    January 1, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    • Oui, c’est très vrai, nous sommes mariés…pour le bien ou peut-être, pas si bon. Nous verrons. And a happy new year to you too Francis J, may it be a smooth journey…

      January 2, 2012 at 9:16 am

  9. Happy New Year JP. 😉

    January 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

  10. The quite friend option was mine this year. Though there are always these friends of mine that can’t let go. Little demons in my mind since I sold my soul at the crossroads, man. But as I can see you got them too. So I’ll raise a glass. Happy new year, my friend!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    January 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    • Yes, and mine too, quietly reflecting, listening to those demons of loneliness burning through my soul. Oh yes, I got them too, brother.
      But, let’s look forward to the new journey, to the open road, let’s allow it to embrace us with it’s open defiance…


      January 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

  11. I like it, JP, I like it!!! Good stuff! Well, let’s hope 2012 is good for both of us. Take care, my friend. Adrian

    January 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    • Yes indeed, let’s hold thumbs that things work out like they should…

      Cheers mate!

      January 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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