It has been another foggy year, and apart from a few vivid moments, I cannot recall much. I am thankful for that, though. Why would I want to be haunted by the memory of everything?
I do not have time to make the “Best of…” lists this time around, and I am not quite sure if I have enough items to list anyway. As always, I am grateful for good health, family, friends, and being able to earn a living. I hope and pray that everyone gets to have these things in life, and a lot more.
For people like me, who can express themselves better on paper, this platform has been a blessing. I am happy to have met and befriend the kind people here, and I am grateful to have an opportunity to not only read good things and look at lovely photos but also to learn passively. May the artist in all of you always have the right canvas and a kind audience!
To recap what I have done here this year, I have chosen the titles of some of my most viewed posts to compose a poem:
I thought we were galaxies apart,
Oblivious to the knocks
On our estranged hearts,
Contentedly lost and held back
By our false sense of integrity,
Out cold and out of order,
And drunk on the idea
Of escapism; sleepy-eyed,
We let a thought spiral
Deepen the dissociation we felt,
But we were not alone
In being conflicted about
Embracing the other normal,
Small and restricted,
With a hint of evanescence,
And a little wistfulness,
We were getting there,
Building a home in the skies–
We are right here!
Thank you for being here. Have a great new year!😊