2012 is slowly fading away, and 2013, like an early edelweiss, is already poking its nose on the horizon.
It might be a bit early, but before I get too sloshed to do it properly, I will present you with my best wishes for the New Year.
When I was a kid, a popular song (Que reste t-il de nos amours?) was often heard on the radio. It was first recorded in 1942 and made popular in France by Charles Trenet.
This song later evolved into the American version known as « I wish you love ».
“I wish you bluebirds in the spring
To give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss, but more than this
I wish you love”
So for 2013 I shall wish you love of course, and its inseparable companions: peace, health, laughter, and friends.
First and foremost, I wish you peace. World peace. A little optimistic maybe, but still something to wish for.
Peace is the sunshine of mankind and without it nothing much can grow. So peace is my Number One wish.
My next wish is love. The intoxicating romantic attachment to someone. The glue that binds humanity. A man or a woman consumed by passion are totally oblivious of their surroundings and very unlikely to stir any trouble.
So love has got to be on my list.
The next thing is health. When you are healthy, the world is your oyster and nothing is impossible. Health is more valuable than gold.
I wish you an epidemic of laughter. “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens
So I wish you the ability to laugh, at yourself and with others. And I hope that by hugging and kissing you will contaminate everybody around you.
And last but not least, I wish for you to be surrounded by friends.
“For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother” – Homer
Life without friends is like spaghettis without Parmesan. Unthinkable.
And finally, in 2013, may the Gods grant you a few (don’t be greedy) “carreaux” and the pleasure to share your delight with friends.
Meilleurs voeux de bonheur a tous!
My best wishes to all!