Sunday, January 1, 2012

Voices at the door

Not much evokes the passage of time as effectively as a birthday or a new year's day. For me, like for most other people, time is an odd thing to deal with, it lingers at times, it flees at others. It dilates and contracts to suit our states of mind.

For me, the last year was a truly good one. It showed me the due importance of having a purpose in life, the knowledge of being on the right path in life, the indescribable joy of having found the right sort of people to love, the strength of friendships forged in times of duress, and the kindness of strangers.

I wonder what this one has in store. I wonder which way this crossroads of mixed directions has in mind for me. At this point, the best I can do is wonder.

Exams are drawing inexorably close. I can't decide if I have given them more importance than they deserve or less and which is worse.

Every year's end for almost twelve years now, Ishatai sends me a letter - a real letter in an envelope delivered by the postman and she ends it with a resolution from a proverb or a quote.

I like the one she sent this year and maybe I can borrow it as my resolution, too and if I am very lucky maybe I can keep it.

"To the dreams of thy youth, stay true." - Schiller

Happy New Year, folks!

11 comments:

Tangerine said...

May this year be as thought provoking and smile evoking as the last one for you. :)
Happy New Year!!!

Jester said...

for me a new year or a birthday has always been just another change of date...
but reading your post make me wonder if they can also be viewed as milestones along a journey, where one may pause a while to wonder where we have been, where we are heading, how long and how far and maybe also how fast!!

Riddhi G.D said...
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Riddhi G.D said...

Happy New Year Kari! Hope it's everything you want it to be while simultaneously being everything you need.

pankaj said...

such an optimist you are. glad you have kept the blog going. most others i like have started to die.

Tangled up in blue... said...

Tangerine, thank you! :) That's a beautiful new year's wish. Happy New Year to you, too! :)

Jester, for me, too, a lot of times these days pass by unnoticed but sometimes, it feels necessary to look at past events in retrospect, to take note of where one has got oneself to, and where one might go from there. So, yes, as you put it so wonderfully in your comment, they are milestones of a sort. :) I don't usually do much introspection so they're really useful, I guess. :) Happy New Year to you!

Tangled up in blue... said...

Riddhi! Happy New Year!!! Thank you for that lovely wish, I hope it's a fabulous year for you, too! :)

Pankaj! Where have you been these days, man? I've missed you! Happy New Year!!!

Ramya Sriram said...

you. have a wonderful new year.

Antara said...

Have a delightful new year and enjoy it the best you can. :)

DocPriya said...

nice post! Wishing you a very Happy and prosperous new year! :-) may all your wishes come true this year!

Tangled up in blue... said...

Ramya, have a lovely new year yourself! :)

Antara, thank you! :) I hope you have a fabulous new year, too!

DocPriya, thank you! That's a lovely new year's wish. Wish you the very same!