LIFE

Practicalists define life as the duration between birth and death. But me, I’m a diplomat. I’d have to say, our life is a ‘dash’ !

Confused? Let me elaborate. Once we are buried, our burial stones read our date of birth and our death. In between these two numbers lies a dash which signifies all the good and evil there ever existed in us. Even if one person remembers that small line and sheds a tear, it means that those numbers were worth engraving! And that little dash in the middle will be our LIFE!

Elevated expectations!

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I just bought a new laptop. It cost me a fortune! I still have no idea why I paid so much. Most importantly, I honestly don’t get what are the advancements and new additions in a 100000 rupee laptop compared to a 30000 rupee one. All I understood was one thing, that ignorance was NOT bliss!

Anyways, after I was completely bankrupted, I came home and sat in front of my latest guilt-ridden asset, and sadly, all I could appreciate was those beautifully placed keys! The guy whom I bought it from had explained all the tricks it could do but, as I sat there, I just asked myself “Do I really need all this?”. Then it occurred to me that life is really simple, but it’s us who complicate it so much! All our wants eclipses our needs to be happy and peaceful.

But hey, who am I kidding? All of are like John Keats. We think “ A thing of beauty is a joy forever ” and keep making the same mistakes over and over again!

Conclusions!!

2016 just ended! So did all our hopes and aspirations and dreams and all the polished words for a-good-year would have been. Let’s not kid anybody. It was a major flop-fest, and by ‘flop-fest’, I mean it in the most horrible, terrible way.

I was so hopeful at the beginning of things all through the past couple of years, but this year, ehh not so much. Actually, I’m kinda waiting for that the day I crash and burn! My friends are probably betting on that! If the last-year-me had heard this, she would have probably cried first, ohh definitely cried first; Then convinced herself that she would prove them all wrong. But, the present-me, she’s nothing at all like the 2016-me. As on 1st January 2017, I would get in on the bet!! I know for sure that I would definitely screw this year up too, so, I might as well make some money out of it!

Well, now that I think about it, I kinda think that 2017-me beat 2k16-me’s ass!! Yeah, I’ve lost all hope in good endings and happy life, but isn’t that what’s actually required for a ‘non-disney-fairytale-life’ ??

So, here’s to a CRAPPY NEW YEAR !!!