What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

Besides being the name of Frank Loesser’s great tune, recorded by Ella Fitzgerald among many others, that line has resonated with me for years.

Sometimes, it made me uncomfortable in the way a single person who’d rather be coupled-up will tend to feel, alone in New York City on the night so many people are out being spectacularly connected to other people. In heels. With sparkles.

Sometimes, it fills me with the sweetness of the singer’s vulnerable openness, to be so bold as to ask the question.

What am I doing this year? Going to a movie w/ my sweetheart, visiting friends, cooking at home, toasting the New Year. Nothing better.

May your new years all be more than you hope for! As someone put it to me today, “Love in action is the answer.”

Love. Action.

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