“Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?”
Auld Lang syne means times long past. As I think back on the times long past in 2016 I feel the same bittersweet nostalgia that the song brings up in people. Hope and joy for the new year and happiness and sadness at the past year all fill me as I hear that classic tune while the ball drops.
2016 was probably the hardest year of my life so far but also one of the best. I lost people who meant a lot to me and have to reconcile that they won’t see 2017. The election cycle and turmoil in the world made for a frustrating year. But despite all of the hardship, 2016 had amazing times and it is those times I want to commemorate.
The pictures above are small but encompass all of my favorite people and moments of 2016!
“For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”