A few of my favourite New Year words from the literary world as we see out the old decade and welcome in the new.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot, ‘Four Quartets‘
“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
“I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin on New Year’s Day, don’t you? Since, because it’s an extension of New Year’s Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.”
— Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary
Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
Happy 2020 to everyone. Milly.,