"Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?
For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne"
There is a definite difference between the act of remembering VS dwelling
as there are both benefit and detriment in gazing into a mirror.
Memories are behind us - to be cherished and learned from - they cannot be changed.
The present is the sum of all that preceded it but it becomes the past as soon as it occurs.
Only the future is ours to create and shape to our desire.
Reflect with care and love.
"The young man stepped into the hall of mirrors
Where he discovered a reflection of himself
Even the greatest stars discover themselves in the looking glass
Sometimes he saw his real face
And sometimes a stranger at his place
Even the greatest stars find themselves in the looking glass
He fell in love with the image of himself
And suddenly the picture was distorted
Even the greatest stars dislike themselves in the looking glass
He made up the person he wanted to be
And changed into a new personality
Even the greatest stars change themselves in the looking glass
The artist is living in the mirror
With the echoes of himself
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass"
"Auld Lang Syne" (which roughly translates to for ((the sake of)) old times), derives from a 1788 Scots poem by Robert Burns. The original poem was sent to the Scots Musical Museum with a note, "The following song, an old song, of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript until I took it down from an old man."