"'Let's just say that on this day, a million years ago, a dude was born who most of us think was magic. But others don't, and that's cool. But we're probably right. Amen.'
~Homer Simpson ('Tis the Fifteenth Season')
****Update: Friday December 21st 2012, 12:16am: All is good, no sign of the apocalypse!****
Cocaine Princess here.
This past weekend I was at the mall doing a little more Christmas shopping. Just when I thought I was done there were a few more gifts on the list I needed to buy for so and so and being someone who loves to shop I really didn't mind. Now that it's crunch time the malls are beyond packed and overheated, there are endless wait times for the elevator and human traffic jams in all the stores. While shopping something happened and I'd just like to say this happened once before to me. So there I was lugging around bags filled with gifts. I had been shopping for 2 hours straight and decided it was time for a break when I spotted Baskin~Robbins. Ice cream-- perfect I thought, a cool treat to cool me down. While deciding in my mind what flavor to choose my bra hooks came undone. "Damn it, I muttered. Of all the bras that day why did I wear a strapless one?" Needless to say I had to make a detour to the restroom and by the time I had gotten there and made my way into the cubicle my bra had slid down past my navel.
Last week I saw the film "New Year's Eve" (follow up to 'Valentine's Day) The film by Gary Marshall received less than favorable reviews but I've never been a person to like or dislike a film because of what a critic says or how it does at the box office. The romantic~comedy has an all star cast and is about the lives of several couples and singles in NYC that intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. The movie celebrates love, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts.
Okay, I know what some of you might be thinking, ‘Oh God a chick flick! No thanks.’ Although it’s a romantic~comedy what I loved most about the film were the thought provoking questions and quotes that were said during the film:
"Follow Your Heart."
"What would you do today if you knew you would not fail? Now go out and do it."
"You don't mess with serendipity."
"Take a leap of faith."
"How’s your heart?"
"Stop worrying about the what ifs and start embracing what will be."
"Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world we can’t control- earthquakes, floods, reality shows. But it’s important to remember the things that we can- like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts- because the one thing that turns the world from a lonely place to a beautiful place is love. Love in any of its' forms. Love gives us hope. Hope for the New Year. That’s New Years Eve to me. Hope and a great party."
With 2013 around the corner (providing we all make it-- remember the Mayans are predicting the end of the world on December 21st) often during this time of year we find ourselves reflecting on the year that was as we wait in anticipation what the new year holds for us, hoping it's filled with happiness, love, prosperity, success and peace. Out with the old and in with the the new. Take a deep breath.....exhale any negativity and anger you might be holding on to. Leave it all behind because in order to welcome 2013 we need to let go of 2012. Life is so precious and so fragile. As that old saying goes:
“Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.”
There's such a sense of togetherness that occurs on December 31st that can be best described as an electrical surge. Everyone in the same room celebrating the same thing, strangers smiling and hugging one another and sending you nothing but well wishes. No matter where you are in the world or how you celebrate you can count on New Year’s Eve to usher in the promise of a fresh start. For me I find NYE to be the ultimate glamorous night: dressing to the nines as if you’re about to walk down the red carpet, dancing the night away with friends, sipping on expensive champagne and still finding confetti in your hair two days later. Last year's party was in a word-- phenomenal! I can only remember bits and pieces of the night but then again the best kind of nights are the ones you can't remember.
Somewhere in the North Pole is Santa's magical workshop, and as he prepares for the big night he's checking over his list to find out who's been naughty and who's been nice. I know you're all on the edge of your seats dying to know how I, The Colombian Princess behaved all year long?
What do you think? If you said nice can you hear me snickering? I've been a very Naughty Princess. We all know being bad feels soooo good if you know what I mean......Wink, Wink. And besides, have you heard the real reason why Santa's so jolly? It's because he knows where all the bad girls live. PS: Although I'm naughty, I'm very nice.
My lovely ones, from the bottom of my Colombian heart I wish you all a Merry Christmas/Joyful Holiday. Feel and embrace the joy and love this season has to offer. With a brand new year comes new hope and new possibilities. May you all have a bright and successful 2013.
"And if some of you are still feeling lost in the New Year just know there are signs everywhere (if you are willing to look) to help you find your way. And sure enough you will be led into the mystery of your own heart where all the answers to your questions lye. You just have to be willing to listen."
Last but not least, when the suns sets on December 31st remember to look towards the sky and when you see that one twinkling constellation, close your eyes and make a New Year’s wish. Salud to all of your dreams coming true.
Health & Happiness
Live, Love & Laugh
May You All Find Your Light.