Other than champagne, I only have one New Years tradition left: covering up the statue of the Young People Sitting, to protect them from vandalism. I used to cherish the traditional New Years speech, by our Queen Margrethe, but knighting CEO of the Danish Bank (following his admission of guilt, for contributing to the financial crisis) last year, was the final straw. She lost me completely. For all I am concerned, the royal family can retire now. I wish them well, but would appreciate the choice to opt out of supporting their extravagant lifestyle.
The Museum of Copenhagen finally removed the huge container on the Queen Louises Bridge corner, returning our sweet friends, I know I am not the only one who missed them dearly. It is like a tiny corner of order have been restored in Copenhagen. As I was covering them up, a man snickered at me “yeah, good luck with that”. His tone suggesting it was a lost cause. I knew he was wrong of course, and I also know why: he haven’t tried. If he had, he would know that all it takes, is caring. Anything is possible.
Someone else’s tradition have become poking air holes in the wrapping. I feel oddly understood.
Unharmed. There is no way of knowing if they would have been vandalised, if they had not been covered up. But looking at the scene, three hours into the new year..
...I say better safe, than sorry.