Monday, December 31, 2012

Mumbai, Me & 2013

This spot that I am seated on, is my 'current' vantage point. I see half of mumbai (well almost), moving at a pace which is so not 'in character'. The other half seems mysterious  -lost beyond the winter smog, the sunlight somewhat piercing through it, as if teasing you to give a glimpse of what may lie beyond. Mystery - the desire to know the unknown, like all of you, seduces my mind too - like it has and like it will!

The physical, the 'semi-animated' forms of life - the trees, ocean and the buildings - seem untouched. The breeze and how it invisibly touches you, brings back the same emotion and smile; makes me wonder how one can preserve their beauty, in a world thats ever changing - almost every second.  So what's changed, is the question. Numbers - the date, the time, the month, and yes the year - 2012 on to 2013. I think deeper and I say, its not the numbers either - its just the order in which we sequence them that changes every moment. But maybe there's more...

As if symbolic of the sunlight on my face, the year gone by has been a mixed bag - moments that were enticing, full of warmth and moments where I've waited to bask in the same light.

I have, like most of you who're reading this, had a ton happy moments this year -and yes mine started on the 1st of Jan too, like they will again - tomorrow! A fatter pay check, a new job, capturing silhouettes by the beach, doing a treasure hunt with the one you love in your own house - the sunny side has also, and always been the most simplistic! And it's the lack of this 'simpleton' moments that bring in the shades - some grey and the other that fall aptly under the 'color me bad' variety.

Come to think of it, there was and is a little bit of everything in every moment - and what all moments have had for me is a purpose. A lot of it that is recognized, and a whole lot that needs to be discovered.

For now, it seems like I am at a 'calendarized' crossroad - leaving behind another year, reaching out with hope to the other, to the new.

Mumbai and me feel alike - a little bit of smog, a little bit of calm, a little bit of mystery. A little bit of.... complete!

12 comments:

June said...

Very nice post. Happy new year Sri! Have a great year ahead. :)

ольга Венцель said...

happy new year! love and happiness!

Riea Acharya said...

It's Amazing, Sri... Just as always!! :) ..It's Deep & Reflective, just like that Sunlight which falls on your face, in that Pic. Keep on that Writing, Sri.. You write well! Updated my Blog too~ http://something-beautiful-about-life.tumblr.com/ When you can, Dekh ke.. lemme know.

Btw.. A very Happy & Prosperous New Year, to You, Shahid..& both ya families! Shahid ko mere taraf se pls Wish kar dena..PLEASE! :) Have fun, guys..!! Love & Best Wishes.

aashi said...

always get the feeling that you try to capture the words straight from your heart onto paper (or computer in this case :P) which is what draws me, and others, in!

and the years go on and on and on and on...

happy new year to you and your loved ones! stay safe! stay happy! :)

Anonymous said...

Life has wonderful, good, sad and very bad moments, and they alternate. But life is to live it!
Thank you for making someone's minutes brighter thru your thoughts, it really helps to distract from the bustle of life.

Happy New Year! Keep living with a smile!
L.

Anonymous said...

I think Mumbai is a lot of color, is a lot of music, is there much hope of finding who makes me feel complete, Mumbai is ... that, to me is hope.

KESHLUVZSHAHID said...

Sri your an amazing writer love your blogs may u continue to write more and more..
Happy New Year may 2013 bring lots of amazing memories :)))

Anonymous said...

Very thought provoking Sri!!! Life is indeed an enigma, offering myriad experiences, revelations, and dichotomies... And you have captured that so very eloquently in your blog!!!! Thanks and keep blogging!!! Cheers... Vinita

Biaji said...

Dear Sri,
read your blog, very touched and inspiring. Thank you for your Blog. Lots of Love, Biaji

upasana said...

I just chanced upon your blog. A refreshing read indeed. And i simply loved these lines 'Mumbai and me feel alike - a little bit of smog, a little bit of calm, a little bit of mystery. A little bit of.... complete!'

JustMaguire said...

Thank you all - humbling to hear / read this. Should pen the next one down soon!

Fatima Shatima said...

Hi Sri!
I get to know about your blog only last year but when i started reading it i just couldn't stop. It's not like reading smth .. it's like listening to the thoughts of really interesting and intelligent person (who you definetly are). You have a big talent yaar! I'ill be waiting for your new works.
With love and respect,
Fatima
p.s. hope u loved that little gift from Russia.