Saturday, December 31, 2011

an evening walk

I had never heard of a Scottish walk until this afternoon.  I am glad I joined in.  On a waterfront town that dates back almost 400 years it felt kind of special.

There were big pipes and muskets, talk of Scotland and old England, tartan kilts and lots of redheads.  And a celebration for a battle a few miles to the south that led to a new nation.

I had never seen people reach out to other as they sang Auld Lang Syne.  I am not the sentimental type, but I have to say it tugged at my heart.

And here's a hand my trusty frien'
And gie's a hand o' thine;
We'l tak' a cup of kindness yet
For Auld Lang Syne

It was a nice evening on the Portsmouth waterfront.

Best wishes for a safe, happy New Year.


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