By the way, we are already in the second half of the year.
Wasn’t it the first day of 2023 just a few days back? Time flies, is an understatement.
Which also brings us to the clichéd (but so true) maxim of living life in the present, and not the past or the future as most of us do.
Been watching Sweet Kaaram Coffee on Prime – a nice Tamil series on finding yourself after losing yourself in the chaos that is life. A refreshing and much recommended series, even more so for the performances. But Lakshmi and Madhoo steal the limelight, especially Madhoo. What a beautiful smile, and an even more beautiful performance! Such actresses should be encouraged with more roles, rather than pushing them to the sidelines. Do see it!
Here is what I wrote in the beginning of the year. Resonates with my thoughts today:)
And two days already pass by.
Do you remember what you did on the second day of 2022? or 2021? or 2020?
Chances are that you would not have a clue. New Year’s Eve is considered a special occasion and we generally recollect what we did on these days every year, and also probably the next day as well. But that does not hold true for the very next day – when we start to settle into the new year or what they call ‘Business as usual’.
And so it continues, with some breaks and some milestones (birthdays, anniversaries) in between, until we reach the 31st again, and so on and so forth.
Life seems to go on in auto mode nowadays – with us in the middle of a large cycle that keeps going. And it keeps going until we realize that we are well past our prime and well, we went through the motions to reach there but hardly lived.
Maybe we need to constantly remind ourselves of our journey, and our current standing – where we are at present, and how far we have come to get to here. How lucky we are to be where we are and how much we possibly have left, so as to make the best use of it.
Otherwise, life just passes us by, doesn’t it?
I leave you with a favorite quote of mine, from an author who I very recently discovered. You may like him too:)
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”