But there is something about the prospect of a new year, a chance to wipe the slate clean. It begins with the excitement and anticipation of a brilliant party, an evening out when you never feel self-conscious, despite wearing your most sparkly and glittery outfit. It's a night when you kiss strangers on the lips. It doesn't matter how difficult your day was, because all you can see is the hope of the future.
It is a night filled with champagne and glee; it is spent with your friends - a refreshing break after the holidays spent with the in-laws. It is a night when lovers propose to one another and friends sing drunken versions of Auld Lang Syne. There are no costumes or props. It's just people enjoying one another for the last time that year- - wishing, thinking, and hoping for a brighter future. And for that, it might just be the most beautiful night of the year.
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