So… the journey continues. The one inside and the one outside. One more year passes by and I look at life even more passionately! One glance at the years gone by and its a jolt! When did all that happen? Where was I when all this was happening? And if it happened then how did it happen so fast? They say time flies but I never realised it would imply on me too. But one look at the years to come by and its wow! So much to look forward to. So much to achieve, so much to do, so much to give! The list gets longer and longer every year instead of getting shorter. I guess it has to do with the fact that as we spend more number of years on earth, the number of years left on earth gets lesser :). Hence, the rush and the calm.
Life for me has always been the best when I live in the present which by the way I do very often. No looking behind or looking forward. To heck with all the insecurities. They never live in the present. So why lug them. For me, one of the best years are the first and the second year of college. Career is always a year or two away and the gruelling board exams left behind. Top priorities for me were ..how to impress this girl n how to charm that girl!! Rest all came second. What life!…Aah!! What a blissful state. Only if this state of bliss could last forever. Sadly, it doesn’t. Because there is always the next stage waiting to be overcome. So..the idea is to make every stage once in a while like that of the college years (the priorities change though). Baggage free.
Wherever I reach, whenever I end I just hope that for that fraction of second before i shut my eyes and look back I should feel…’I lived man! And how!!!’
Anyway, here I am, at one of the many stages of life. Reminiscing the years left behind and making a ‘yet to do’ list of the years which look in sight. And when I reminisce, I bump into you from whichever lane I try to enter from. And that is because you made my last 13 years so engaging and beautiful that these are precisely those years which flew by! You made me responsible, you made me sincere and you made me a better human. I say this because the kind of love I have got all these years did fashion me as a person. I came alone to Mumbai but now I am alone no more. Besides my family and friends I have all of you who give me strength, support and motivation. I shall always be indebted to all of you for giving me so much love selflessly and endlessly.
I know that so many of you put in humongous effort to make my day special. That you remember my birthday is a very special feeling in itself. But so many of you go those many extra miles to knock and drop your love at my door. I am sure you know that it is difficult to describe in words how I feel. I value your efforts from the bottom of my heart. This year I know I must have disappointed a lot of you as I am not in Mumbai so can’t interact with you on my birthday. But this is something I had planned long back. This year I wanted to feel very ordinary on my birthday. Just roam around on the streets with my backpack, incognito, travel in buses, trains etc, meet people, buy sandwiches from the street corners, make friends from different parts of the world and communicate through the language of love..the only universal language that binds! And here I am. In Europe doing exactly what I had dreamt of. Moving from one place to the other with no baggage ..no insecurity I know I have been a little selfish but I know you will understand. I hope you do.
So..thanks once again for all your love. Will see you soon!