I get sentimental on New Year’s Eve

As much as I enjoy Christmas—evident on how I’d always wind up straight to the table to help myself when I’m “hungry”—I see New Year’s as a more meaningful event. First, there’s no compulsory gift-giving. Secondly, almost everyone from all religions ~celebrate*~ altogether, for once.

True, I maybe branded as a killjoy for avoiding those dangerous, startling pyrotechnics hurled by brainless brats on the streets. However, I’d make up on this nonconformity by loving fireworks. Just staring at the sky to watch those colorful fireworks shoot, explode, disintegrate. Ahhh.

Staring at fireworks, especially with a captivated mob, enlivens a communal longing for beauty—a kind of beauty that’s not touched but can only be seen from afar. There’s a shared feeling that we’re all just puny and powerless. It reminds us that we’re all equal, whose dreams fling beyond the stars.


About barrycyrus

Hi, I'm Barry Viloria, 21 and not a blogger. I occasionally bitch about what's hot, what's not, what's life-threatening and what's Blake Lively wearing but I refuse to be called a "blogger." That's it.

Posted on December 28, 2011, in Pointlessness and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I like New Year better than Christmas for the same reasons. It can be celebrated on a personal level. 🙂

  2. Almost everyone gets sentimental on New Year’s eve, la lang —- just to let you know that you aren’t alone; under the sky high fireworks display are those sparkling eyes, definitely reflecting on something. 😀

  3. Happy New Year, Barry. ^__^ Good luck sa career. :]

  4. I feel more for New Year than Christmas. I have high regard for the religious dimension of Christmas but New Year for me holds a lot of emotional symbolism. Meaningful, so to speak.

  5. Same here. X’Mas for me is about Jesus and the kids around the world.

    New year’s eve is when I get so pumped up. I don’t even care if I have to go to work on xmas eve. But thou shall not mess with my NY’s eve!

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