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We May never Pass This Way Again.

January 10, 2010
As they say, it is better late than never. Warm wishes for a great year ahead for all of you and your dear ones. This is a reaffirmation of the wishes you would have got on time for the New Year.

The cusp of December and January saw a few happenings that were contrasting in nature.

My mother celebrated her 80th birthday. I took her to a nearby temple, where she most probably would have prayed for a peaceful end. As we advance in age. I think, a peaceful end would be most coveted.

A few days later my son turned 17. He would have wished for a bright start in life as he stands in the threshold of adulthood and partial independence.

My friend’s father passed away after a period of protracted illness at the age of 84. He was affected with Alzheimer’s, but it could never deter him from living life to the fullest. Last year, he asked his son for a laptop. Just a measure of enthusiasm for a man who does not know computers.

In a couple of days time another friend’s father would be celebrating his Sadabhishekam (80th birthday) with his wife,children and grandchildren. A boon only a few can hope for. A retired IAS officer, he and his wife, also an ex-IAS officer, lead a simple contended life.

So there it is, life and death. While we mourn death, we can also rejoice life. We will be here only for a very short period and it is worth while to enjoy it, without petty things like anger, squabbles, ego, pride, coming in the way.

In different parts of the country, we are now celebrating Bhogi, Pongal, Sankranthi, Lohri, Uttrayan to mark the sun’s transition to the northern hemisphere.(Though it is the earth that moves, the sun gets the credit, very similar to a corporate set up where somebody does and someone else gets the credit).These festivals symbolizes the discarding of old things and bringing in of the new. It is a pity that Chennaites take it literally and burn old things in their house and if they cannot find anything in their house, will burn their neighbour’s property and pollute the atmosphere.

So what better time than now to throw out old hatred & prejudice and bring in new friendships & relations. Time to apologize for our mistakes and give others a chance to apologize for theirs.

For we may never pass this way again.

A happy BHOGI, PONGAL, LOHRI, UTTARAYAN to all you folks!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2010 18:30

    Good thoughts to start the year with. One of my favorite quotations goes "While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die" . I believe Da Vinci said that.

  2. January 16, 2010 00:04

    The circle of life goes on . . .Joy always Govind.Susan

  3. January 16, 2010 09:35

    I'll get back, got to rush…. Present sir!!!!

  4. January 16, 2010 18:10

    "We may never pass this way again" – wonderful expression!! There is a lot more to it than what it states!!! And chetta, sincerely hoping that you would spend more time on saturday musings atleast this year!!!

  5. January 16, 2010 21:08

    @ Dreamer,reminds me of Beatles when at the height of Beatlemania were questioned what they thought about their success,replied, "We are preparing for our downfall".@ Susan, it sure does!!1@VP,Happy that you finally put your comment on record.I think your hope will fructify as I foresee more time in my hands. 🙂

  6. January 19, 2010 10:59

    Hey! Landed here from PnA's blog, where you have commented as G. Since that is an alias I use for commenting on other blogs, I was left wondering "When did I leave this comment on PnA's blog" It was only a while later that I realised that this is a new G. :)So, hello my namesake! 🙂

  7. January 20, 2010 10:57

    came here as I thought of G, but happy that came here and read this beautiful post of yours.

  8. January 22, 2010 12:42

    What a nice way to start a new year! Thank you for the Wishes…. I liked the last para very much…

  9. January 24, 2010 10:45

    @ G, Thanks for dropping by. I have left an apology note in your blog (as forced out by you). :)@ Renu,Thank you and glad that you liked it. Should thank G for her post.@ Dhiman, Thanks mate. Long time No see.

  10. January 24, 2010 10:56

    I loved the confusion u put us all in with the G… Ppl take things for granted and this is an example in point … Govind G taken to be Gunjaish G:))) Wow… You have Sagitarians and Capris close to you, very driven and hardworking ppl…I went almost crazy when I had a Sagitarian for a roommate, their strive for perfection is amazing…Sus summed it up… Circle of life…a zest for life is so important, but many lose out in the long run… My great grandmother lived till a 95 and saw 6 generations:)) one of the benefits of getting married at 11 or 12… (punishable under law these days:P)Good day Govind or G or Mr G:))) and happy new year to all of you:))cya

  11. April 9, 2010 10:32

    For all that happens to usAnd all that we wish forFor all the celebrationsThe comings and goings in life…We are blessed, indeedIf we, in thought and deedJust do good and take the leadWe'll find, life is all we need :)Wish I had been here earlier. AS you say, it's never too late… In anticipation, Happy Vishu!

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