Monday, 30 December 2013

Edge of the cliff 2013

So here we are at the edge of the huge and gigantic, ship-like 2013 cliff from where we're going to tumble onto the next year. Overcoming all 'odds', legends, myths and scares, we, the dwellers of this world brushed past the last day of 2012 which was believed by many as the day the world would end, and survived an entire year after it. Can you believe the same day a year ago, we were wondering what would happen if the world would really end? What if we never saw our near and dear ones again? With hurried confessions of love, and assurances given to little ones and friends alike not to be scared, we sailed through the narrow passageway between the two years.

And here we are, yet again, at the dawn of a new collection of 365 fresh days of hope, ambitions, choices, resolutions and possibly a lot of fun which you didn't get to encounter before, or a lot of goals that you didn't get to achieve before....

Is the best part of New Year's day, reliving the tradition of taking resolutions and accepting challenges with your friends? Or is it spending quality time with your family and assuring them you'll take care and be part of them just like you have been in the last year, or the year before? Or is it...trying for a higher goal of satisfying your own soul by taking up some personal, private resolution for the betterment of your life, career, or the world?

I think it's a collection of all this that makes New Year's day special for us all. Getting to meet long-time-no-see friends with this as an excuse, having a guaranteed holiday in your account, exchanging gifts and bunch of New Year cards signed by your closest of allies - all of this is what makes a special day. And don't we all want one more thing in common? To live a year that would have less sorrows in it than the one before...for (quoting Narnia) "we've nothing if not belief"...

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