A mighty long break I would say. Yep, and I wonder why myself. Is it that much I have changed I ask you? Well, whosoever shall answer me is anyone's guess. Not me, no. Not me.
Things happen you see. And you never have a say. We all get thrown in the bucket called life. Sometimes we rise to the top. Other times we fall and hit the bottom. Hard. There, at times we get lucky and end up at the spot where that singular light from the single hole shines unto us. Other times? We're blinded by shadows. Nevertheless, thrown all the same. Again and again and again.
Fate can be cruel at times. But men are crueler still. Not all though, no. Just a few. And yet I do not know why because of the deeds of few, all men are branded cruel and evil and shrewd and many more such things better left unsaid.
Similarly, and humorously too, man is stamped all the time in the manner I have stated. I have watched it many a times. I have experienced it many a times.
Forget-me-not. I wish for all of us to learn as we come to a new year. Forget-me-not.
Why is it all too easy for you and I to loose and change our perception of objects, people and places regardless of all prior circumstances.
We cherish a new belonging. Only to curse it when it fail you once when in truth it had served its purpose and more countless times before.
We admire new destinations the minute we set our eyes on it. Yet we blame the place when what we once saw as the most beautiful, the most amazing sights turn sour and unsightly. Never has it occurred to you that the human eyes deteriorate faster than magnificent buildings?
Saddest of all, we love the people we meet in life's cycle. Family, friends and lovers alike. Only to hate the sight of them, to loath their voice, to forget their rights because of one wrong.
Because of the one thing they didn't say. Compared to the hundreds they had said.
Because of the one thing they didn't do. Compared to the thousands they had done.
Because of the one thing they missed. Compared to the millions of wonderful things they noticed of you.
Because of the one time they didn't wish you for your birthday. Compared to the lifetime of good wishes they had for you whether spoken out loud or not.
Because of one faulty action.
Then there are those that forget not because of what was not done. These are those that forget because of things done wrongly.
One mistake. To God-knows-how-many rights.
One accident. To the God-knows-how-many deliberate actions.
One slip of tongue. To all the good things they mentioned of you be it with you knowing it or not.
One hurt. Compared to all the cures they had provided.
Forget-me-not. Forget-you-not. Forget-us-not. Forget them never.
Oh, and Happy New Year. Try to be happy for the year. There's a reason they wish it with a "Happy" upfront instead of a "Sad". New years are fine and all but a new self is better is it not? After all, people cherish new things in life :)