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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The New Year



“Wish you a Happy New Year!” – What a cliché!

It depends how you look at it

Whether forward to future

Or backward to past

A future of hope

Or of fear

A past of losses

Or of gains

Looking to years ahead

Or to those gone

A future to dream

Or a past to forget.


Pausing at the crossroads

Looking up and looking down

Turning left and turning right

Knowing that happiness lie

Not in the future nor in the past

But right at the point where you are.


Hoping for changes

Or praying for none –

But knowing, in one’s heart

That the needle will flick – rightward,

Irrespective of how you look at it.

********** Balachandran V, Trivandrum, 31-12-2010

5 comments:

  1. Pausing at the crossroads
    Looking up and looking down
    Turning left and turning right
    Knowing that happiness lie
    Not in the future nor in the past
    But right at the point where you are.


    Bang on!! Peeping into reality. Most times; we dwell in the past or try to peek into the future forgetting to live the present.

    What a way to start 2011 :-)

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  2. happy new year to you toooo :-)

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  3. the concept of the "year" itself is like drawing on water, isn't it?
    Forget the past, can we, should we??May be yes , may be not. (Some one asked me to identify the ten happy matters of the past. And I said ten large drinks on the rocks or with soda).
    Turning hither and thither for happiness- I guess knowing that the mirage we look for is not in the future but here at the moment and in our state of mind!

    Liked your lines.

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  4. Afterall,what is real in life !

    There is only one reality in life after birth.That is death.The rest is all'Maya'.
    Happiness doesnt wait at the end of the road.Learn to relish tiny bites of it all along.
    Wishing you a successful New Year.

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