Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Ramparts of 2017

Aside from Franck Vergh's magnificent monochromatic memories of the cold war times, Jason Silva's marvellous insights about anything under the sun, George Carlin's timeless, bold, and extremely hilarious views, David Whyte's intensely wise summations of life itself, and some of the finest books that I have so voraciously and passionately consumed, this year has been one of epic passings. What prevailed during the beginning has long since come to pass, and what occurs now was hardly speculated. In that sense, it has brought about such a phenomenal depth of change that the very scale of it seems incomprehensible in hindsight. To sum it up, life's been shaken and stirred!

But, I couldn't be happier to have gotten outside of my comfort zone, that little inconsequential, paltry, and stale cocoon, with its perpetual shadows and inhibited views. It reeked of putrid familiarity and wasted charm to be in there. Some sort of arrested existence, as if a veil had hideously enveloped the senses and prevented comprehension. Inertia couldn't be better defined.

So, symbolic as it seems to welcome a new beginning, it is, for me, equally important to consign away relics of the old and await the promises and possibilities of the new, and that is truly what life's purpose seems - to let go and to embrace in the spirit of worthy passage and to continue a journey of curiosity and contentment.

May we find new horizons!

14 comments:

  1. Rakesh, I wish you much happiness in the year of 2018!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lon. Truly appreciate your kind and thoughtful wishes, and here's wishing you a brilliant 2018, one that brings you a great deal of happiness and contentment

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  2. Indeed, I hope what you anticipate or continue to be so embraces 2018. Happy New Year Rakesh... Peace and happiness to follow

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    1. Thank you very much, Jeevan. Truly appreciate. You have always been such a wonderful source of support and joy. There's so much I learn from your posts. I wish you a very rewarding 2018 and happy travels - far and wide!

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    1. Thank you very much! Wishing you a very Happy New Year, too!

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  4. Feliz 2018. Toda la suerte para el nuevo año y que todos nuestros deseos se cumplan.

    Un abrazo desde Salamanca.

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    1. Muchas gracias por sus amables y atentos deseos. ¡Estoy realmente feliz! Y, les deseo un 2018 muy feliz, uno que les brinda mucha felicidad y satisfacción.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sir. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead

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    1. Thank you so very much! Wishing you a brilliant 2018!

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    1. Thank you very much! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

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