Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

It’s the new year – again! Its that time of the year when the long forgotten friends and relatives who were seemingly hibernating till now, suddenly spring up and your mails, scraps and message inbox are flooded with messages from all and sundry. This continues till even the last person on the earth to know you, has wished you and when finally – finally the New Year no longer is ‘new’. That makes me wonder how long does it take for the ‘new year’ to finally become old? And who decides that? I keep receiving wishes, as also dish out wishes, as late as the end of jan! I guess only after the ‘new year’s’ one month old do people realize that its high time that stop celebrating the ‘new’ year and go back to work!

Some people do not find the ‘New Year’ worth celebrating . They say ‘what’s so special in the ‘new year ? Its just like any other day. The earth spins, sun rises, the day begins and like any other day people carry on with their day-to-day life, the day ends, sun sets and it’s the same moon (a bit reduced or increased) back in the sky! What’s so special about it? Is this the beginning of the new Academic year? No! Financial year? No! is it even the beginning of the harvesting season?! Nopes! Beginning of ANY season?!!! No! Naah! Then Why – O – Why is it so special??

Well I don’t know about other but I certainly consider it special. How many days in a year do we actually go ahead and wish people prosperity and happiness?! How many days in a year do all the people in the world come together to celebrate one particular event?( so what if its not at the same time but at least they share the same spirit!) Are’nt most of our memories sorted year wise? Imagine if there were no years. If life was just an assorted collection of days! How would we have celebrated our birthdays, anniversaries and the other important dates year after year?! There would be no passing year at school and no graduating year at colleges! There would be no yearly exams! But the then would be no yearly increments, bonuses, promotions either!( who gets yearly promotions anyways?!!)

Everyone wants the first day of the year to be special. Mom says one shouldn’t spend money on the first day else you did be spending lots in the coming year! You know the kind of logic which says ‘do this today and you end up doing it the for the whole year’! Silly logic ,I know! But hold that thought! Imagine all the things you could deliberately do on the first day of the year so that it would happen the whole year round!wow! that would be a lot of things!i would forcibly lend money to people and compel them to return it on the 1st!i will postpone my birthday treat till the 31st night so that I get all the presents after midnight! I did spend the whole day partying, having fun or even lazing around-anything but study! I would eat the best food available and wear the best clothes ! or better still I would take a holiday !( in case my college doesn’t declare one!) man! The wish list is endless! When I tried reasoning this with a crazy friend of mine, he completely shut me off by citing a case –suppose a person doesn’t go to the bathroom on the first day of the year?!

I don’t even want to imagine how the rest of the year would be if that logic was to hold true!!

Happy New Year!!!:)


ancientmariner said...

you are as old as you think you are. same applies to the new year:)

perturbed perceiver said...

oh! you are adopting the 'dev anand's ' philosophy of age!:P

ruchi said...

hey.. i didnt knw u r such n awesum writer!!
u r too gud dear!! really impressed...
kaash... hum bhi kuch esa likh paate...
but you know.. gaana n likhna mere bas ki baat nahi!! he he !! :)