Wednesday, January 20, 2010

So it's already another year.. a new year and one can certainly hope that it's better than the last. The year did end on a sad note for me since I lost the first man in my life - my father. And I mean with all my heart when I say one needs to go through loss to understand the full meaning of the word and to be able to say with empathy " I know what you are going thru". I know I can now never be the little girl who thought her dad was the bestest and the smartest and the handsomest and any other superlatives one can think of . No more "Oh, I can always check with dad.. he will certianly have the answers". No more "Dad, that joke you shared this morning made it very difficult for me to keep a straight face when our neighbour was talking to me". No more "Dad look at that frame, wouldn't it make a lovely photograph". I must admit I have not been the most obedient daughter. We have had our moments of friction but all said and done, Dad was always there for us. Dad has hugged me only once since I grew into a teenager and that by far will always remain the tightest bear hug of my life! Dad was the cool person I wanted to be! I am glad I did get to spend time with him as much as I did . And like my friend Deepak said to me "You will realise that this is but one of many lifetimes together and you will see him again and know that you have been there before". Comforting words indeed. R.I.P Dad.. Love you and miss you. Real bad...

Talking about loss, this post and revisting my blog to clear the virtual cobwebs due to inactivity was prompted by the fact that I just finished watching this movie about redundancy called "Up in the air"and the movie ends with the testimonials of people who were made redundant and it made me think of the day I was told I no longer had a job. And it made me tear up (also helps I might be PMSing). It is adversity that is indeed the true test of one's character. I only hope that everybody who got made redundant over the past year and a half or so, has found himself/ herself in a much better place.

Speaking of a year, Preseident Obama completes a year in office. The memory of watching him take the oath is one that will remain clearly etched in my mind. Moments that define/ create history are generally of that kind. What he or has not achieved can be debated to one's heart's desire but that he has created history in more ways than one cannot be taken away from him.

Here's to another year filled with hope...

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