Human beings need rhythm and changes to exist.
The alternation between day and night, for instance, is fundamental. The days, the weeks, a year that ends, another that begins, are crucial beacons in time. They allow us to apprehend our environment and our existence.
The transition to a new year also places us in a universal dimension, because humanity as a whole is concerned.
The temporality of the universe is the same for all of us. This brings us back to a certain form of humility, as we realise we are just individuals. But it also triggers a strong feeling, a sense of belonging to a community of more than six billion people.
December 31st is an important milestone in the year. It means taking the time… to take the time, among others to whish a happy new year to our beloved ones!