2014 is here ... 2013 consumed
Every moment as we live, time is turning.. life is changing ...we are moving. But all through the year this process of time consumption is subtle and it takes a keen eye to look at it and a keener heart to feel it. But this one time in the year when"2013s" bid adieu at the stroke of midnight and "2014s" knock on the door all of us ...no matter where we are and what state of mind we are in..we do pause for a while and acknowledge the passage of time and celebrate in our own way.
Some are with families, some with friends..some dancing ..some lost in music, some are howling and some lamenting..some are in crowd and some lonely. The ways may differ but the feeling is the same..the realization that time has passed.. and more importantly that a new beginning is waiting with open arms. We win some and lose some in the year gone by .. and the new year dawns with new possibilities, new opportunities and new journeys. And all of us celebrate the turn of time ..we celebrate our possessions and we celebrate our dreams. Dreams that were fulfilled in the year gone by and the dreams that we are set to achieve in the coming year. It is a moment of hope and it is a moment of promise .. A promise to ourselves that we will give our best to the coming year.
Of all the New Years I have welcomed till date, this has been the farthest from the people who mean the most. Families and Friends , most of them were miles away ... and there was this umbrella feeling of loneliiness and being away. Towards the evening, there came a point when I was on the verge of being depressed and feeling sad for myself and my situation. But ofcourse I could not let that happen to me..So I broke those shackles of depression that had started forming and took charge of the evening.
I am a believer..Believer in the theory that you and only you decide the quantum and quality of your happiness. And the mantra for my life is abundance..be it abundance of food, music, books, friends, even weight and if it is about fun and happiness it can be nothing less than infinite. So I jolted out of that lonely feeling and called out loud to the nearest people I had around. God has always been gracious to be and has always sent good people around me. And so I with two of my new found friends in Jakarta ventured out on the streets of Jakarta.
So there was good food, good music ...lot of lights and lot of bubbling faces waiting for us. We had a lovely time at one of the Sheesha cafes and at the Stroke of Midnight we welcomed 2014 with tapping foot and swaying hands... The belly dancers in that Arabian Cafe made sure that we have a glamorous year ahead. And the lady luck also shined on me when out of a room packed with people my coupon got the lucky prize. What I got is immaterial..What is important is that God gave me a subtle sign that he has a lot of lucky draws waiting for me in the year ahead.
|The Sheesha Bar in Kemang Jakarta|
After an eventful outing, when I came back in the wee hours of dawn ...I sat on my couch with a coffee in my hand and looked back. Looked at the year that was ... 2013.. And I felt good ...really good recollecting the memories of the year gone by.
"Mr 2013 you have been very nice to me. I thank you for that. I cant thank you enough for bringing me to the world of blogs. Writing is my creation ...my extension and I feel so much more accomplished after sharing my thoughts here. You also made me a self sufficient unit ... 2 years back I could not have imagined my life without my family around me ..shielding me from everything..and here I am today with a set up of my own and a place I can call almost home. A place I have done up myself ..it is so much me..each art piece..each book on my shelf ...everything is so much me. I have emerged from 2013 more stronger, much more at peace and definitely more accomplished. More than anything else 2013 is the year I have spent the most with myself..I know myself a little better now..I have accepted my life the way it is and I love every bit of it. "
So all in all... I am happy where I am and I look forward to another year full of "me moments"