Dear New Year




Dear New Year,

I know some people call you Happy, but I think that is rather presumptuous. Not that I am against you being happy, I actually think that is not a bad start. But the fact is, it seems to set the stage for some unrealistic expectations, at least from where I’m standing. I wonder if you introduced yourself to me, what you’d prefer to be called? Are you forthcoming in this way? I mean, will you come out and call a spade a spade. How exactly does one address a New Year?

So for a start, let’s just start over, OK?

I’ll say, “Hello and you are?”

Then you go ahead and tell me who you really are. Or who you are going to be.


Well, I guess I will see you on December 31st about midnightish…unless I fall asleep. But that would be rude. I will try to wait up for you. That seems fair and reasonable. I mean greeting a new friend is important. I mean, I hope we will be friends. So until then, I look forward to meeting and greeting you.

But, truth be told…I’m hoping for Happy. Out with the old, in with the new.

Hoping to be friends,





Linking with Kate at 5 Minute Friday…it’s been awhile!


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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

4 thoughts on “Dear New Year

  1. Dawn:This is interesting. I am not a fan of he hoopla people promote for the passing away of the old and the arrival of the new. Your concept is good.

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