Old long since

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Writer a good one…”

Brad Paisley

The celebrated Scot, Robbie burns, wrote the poem Auld lang Syne in 1788. It was later set to the tune of a folk song. The literal translation is odd, but essentially in Burns time it was the equivalent of the phrase once upon a time. Last night you sang the first verse and chorus, but there are 4 other verses to master. They include the lines –we two have paddled in the stream – picked the daisies fine -but the seas between us have roared. All seem worth learning. If you sing the song in Scotland, don’t cross arms until the last verse and at the end flip around to face outside of the circle. Careful, shoulders can dislocate. Denmark, Netherlands, Bangladesh, Thailand, Japan and South Korea will sing the same song with different words. The song is a call to remember long standing friendships. Friends are important – I intend to learn all the verses. I might also learn the Elton John classic – I’m still standing! #happynewyear #letsmakelemonade

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