The snow was slowly tickling down, decorating my night with its beauty. The trees were no longer standing in solitude; it was as if the snow came down just to keep it company on new year’s eve. The view reminded me of the quote from Lilo & Stitch: “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”
That one quote would describe my new year’s eve; one of the best I’ve had. I was surrounded by my closest friends and also some very friendly strangers. But no one felt forgotten; as if the party’s theme itself was “family”. Everyone smiled at everyone else. Everyone wished each other happy new year at the stroke of midnight. But most importantly, everyone danced with everybody else.
Celebration was in the air. The end of a whole year cherished in people’s eyes that night. Twinkling, they became the snow of the party. What united everyone together. What linked everyone together. Humanity at its best, sharing the love, joy, and kindness with its community. And nature emulated humanity last night, both participating in the ecstasy and also bearing witness to it.
I could not have asked for a better way to end 2015. And to start 2016 with a reminder of the best things in life. To welcome it with joy and cheer.
Happy new year everybody!
Day 1 – 365 Days of Writing prompt: Stroke of Midnight
Where were you last night when 2013 turned into 2014? Is that where you’d wanted to be?