Shoulders pressed tight together, the crowd bounces, sways, dancing to the music of the cities favorite bands. The Brave Youth is playing in the dining room, placing us under a spell of excitement. Bodies fill the kitchen, the hall, the foyer, any space that was once open is now occupied. The counter tops are full, bottles are emptied, bottles are kept in hand, toasts and cheers.
Friends old and new embraced as they wind their way through Madison Mansion to find their Loves. The count down begins and hearts start to race. Feverish and frantic we begin to chant: 10, 9, 8, 7… the seconds fall away… 6, 5, 4… thinking of all the year has brought about… 3,2,1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! We all cry in delight. Friends and lovers kiss and hold each other close, we ran through the halls smiles spread wide and hearts over flowing.
The night ran past, a streaker in the night. Dance, pose, camera flashes illuminating the dark like fireworks exploding over head. Breathless and happy we fall into bed. A night to remember… a new year to dream about.
Happy 2013! May it be filled with love, life, and passion to make this year better than the last.