Samstag, 31. Dezember 2011

New Year - What's so special about New Year's Day?

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Years ago, when I was a sweet naive child, I loved New Year's day. Being allowed to stay out of bed soooo long, allowed to drink coke and a bright heaven at night were so special, so magical to me - at least as far as I remember.
But today? I'm 19 years old, my parents allow me to drink alk, as I'm an adult, I can be awake as long as I want to. The bright heaven at night shall be special? To be honest, japanese firework is a total difference to our german one. Everyone's doing firework and the coolest thing to the teens is to do the most loud firework. Teens throw their stuff onto cars, which drive (!), are stupid as hell and don't know how to work with the exploding and dangerous things.
Adults are sometimes not better than their kids.
3 Years ago we celebrated into my grandma's birthday (1st january), but now she's dead. The day sometimes reminds me of that fact and more hurt.
Alcohol isn't so great to me. As said I can drink it anytime without reason. People in bars mostly drink as much as hell, so they have to get into the hospital.
New Year's Day is full of dangers, full of accidents.

So what the heck is so special on that day?
Well, the german origin thoughts of that day. What we take so unserious was so important years ago. Usually firework was done to get away bad spirits and so to get a great new year. Just thanks to that thought I like the idea of still doing it, even though so many people are handling it so worng.
You stay awake with friends and / or family - so it gets you together with beloved people. You become sentimental together. Whereas on other parties you just make party, on this day you celebrate different.
At least it shall be that way. It's nearly the same as christmas to me - you do something with beloved people and all the thing has a deeper sense than just drinking or something.

I dunno how you think, but that I want to get to know.
So please answer to hese thoughts, discuss everything. Tell me, what do you feel, think and hope what make this day to a special day!