Plans for celebrating New Year's Eve:
Step one: Strip to the skin.
Free yourself of the trappings of the dying year. To have nothing between you and the fresh embrace of the new solar cycle.
Step two: Throw open a window.
Feel the breath of the new year on your skin. Also, ventilation for step three.
Step three: Set fire to the previous year's calender.
Part with the previous year, setting it to rest on your own terms. All anxieties, fears, doubts, and sufferings of the previous year are set ablaze.
Step four: Tilt head to the sky and howl.
Clothed in nothing but December's embers and January's breeze, let your first utterance of the new year be an unintelligible vociferation. A cry of victory over the previous year and a challenge to the year to come - a proclamation of intent to live loudly and love intensely, letting no impediment overcome such august ambitions.
Step five: Sleep.
'Cause it's late and I've got work in the morning. What? I can be practical, sometimes, too.
"I must create my own system, or be enslav'd by another man's."