Year-End Talks

I’m happy today. I had not thought after finishing ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ that I would like the next book as much. But I have already finished two parts of the five books which together come as ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, and I am pretty impressed by the book. The thing about the book is, that it is stupid alright. The author makes it a point to write anything and everything that he wants to, and sometimes it doesn’t even make sense, neither to the protagonist nor to the reader; but somehow things always turn up okay by the time they end.

So I just finished up with a small series of four posts, though they are only numbered and I have not really given a thought to their overall title, for sometimes things should be left for readers to imagine. Well, that is that, and these four posts will come out during the 1st to the 4th of January, 2016, so do look out for them and tell me if you like them.

This is the closing post for 2015. There will be no more posts in 2015, and so I wanted to ponder over what this year has taught me in all. Well, it has taught me a number of things, but one of the most important things that it has taught me is that good things come to those who wait. I have done an awful lot of travelling and reading this year, and that has made this year much more productive than last year or the year before last. I have connected to more people using this blog. Though the number of posts was much lesser compared to last year, the number of hits on this blog has increased, which goes to show that somewhere somehow I have managed to make a few more people happy than what I accomplished last year.

This December marks five years since I first posted on this blog. I seriously do not know how I managed to pull this for so long, there has hardly ever been anything that I have pursued consistently for such a long time. This post is also one of the last posts that I will be writing in the prose category for a while, for I think it’s high time I brushed my skills in the poetry category because this year I have written really less of poetry. When I had started this blog, it was mostly poetry and now it is mostly prose. I think it kind of balances the whole thing out, but what is life if it is entirely balanced?

Something more important this year has taught me is to let go of people. Sometimes things happen so fast you tend to start thinking, “Hey, you know what, this thing between us, might actually work out; so let’s give it a push and try our best and maybe we’ll actually get on to something.” And then suddenly one day, bam! Reality strikes. This is also a kayfabe story, nothing is real. So though I had to give it up, as of now, I do not regret it. I am for one, really happy about moving on.

Another nice thing I accomplished this year was to appear as a guest-writer for a friend’s blog, where we wrote alternate chapters of a story, and it was really cool, because we never discussed what was going on in our minds and still tried to take up from where the other had left the story. You can read it on her blog, The Wandering Squirrel, if you want.

So much for now. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a splendid New Year’s. I’m quite busy these days so it’s very probable that there won’t be many posts in the beginning of the year, but I’ll definitely try to come around and talk to you more often and drop you some poems and prose so that you can have coffee with me once a while. Good bye! (And do come back during the 1st-4th for my new set of posts that I’ve baked for you and kept all ready to serve you.)