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18.7.05

the year that was

17th July, 2004

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17th July, 2005

O yeah. It's been an year. Exactly an year of stripping my mind in front of friends and strangers alike. An year of employing words to try and rein the wild horses that are my thoughts. Right here.

An year.

And what an year. An year that I spent mostly away from my soulmate, while she was busy cooking up the finest dish in her womb. A dish that was delivered to our doorstep by none other than Him on the 25th of May. A dish that I hope, in time, would taste of her salt and my sugar.

An year of seeking love. An year of finding love. Again.

An year of crossing the dreaded 30-years mark and the ensuing crisis.

An year when I made friends with bands such as White Stripes and System of A Down, to mention a few.

An year of frantic travel. A near-fatal but immensely-enjoyable trip to Leh. Fortnightly shuttling to home, 250 kms away.

An year of accumulating a car (and the labour of christening her aptly) and a house, far less precious than the little one I found later.

An year that marks the discovery of inner peace, deeper contentment and the incredible lightness of being. Fulfillment, if you will.

An year when I lost my insomnia, and missed it so.

An year of quitting smoking. And non-vegetarian. And alcohol for quite a while.

An year of change.

An year that was more sweet than bitter, for a change.

An year of forgiving. Letting go. An year of renewals. Beginnings.

An year to remember.


Happy Birthday my dear blog. You do know I love you. Right?


PS:
And now that I've spent all my nostalgia on your birthday, I wonder what I'd write on my own birthday, on the 6th of August, peeking from round the bend.

15 comments:

Rat said...

Happy blog birthday Manishspeaks !!

B.C. said...

Time, I tell ya buddy fritters away. Oh, it certainly does! It appears like just one day less then a fortnight when an impish infant with astuteness in his eyes set forth on a ride among like-minded children. Whoa! It’s been a year. Today, I’m an eager blogworm. Thanks to you. Yeah! I look forward to record, formulate, draft, give a report, note down, transcribe, comment, incite, rewrite, communicate, produce poetry, produce stories, do imaginative writings, correspond, and scribble. So what was I saying? Quite an inspiring blog bro, :)Congrats!

Elf said...

Happy budday to you; happy budday to you, happy budday dear blogie, happy buddey to yoooouuuuuuuuu!!!* round of applause for a wonderful post*

Ostrich said...

That sounds like a very eventful and productive year. I love that you're such a happy optimistic person. a real dying breed... white stripes or not!!!

Mint Chutney said...

It sounds like you've had a wonderful year. Happy Birthday!

Manish Bhatt said...

Rat: Thanx Ratz! It's Manishpeaks though (minus the extra 's').

Bhavv: Time... don't let it slip away, Take your drinking glass... here's to yesterday. (Aerosmith said so, I think).

Elf: Thankee, thankee! Humbly yours.

Ostrich: Yes it was. Thanx for the compliments. No satire there, I hope. 'Cos I once heard that normal is boring.

Mint: (Pops a 'Polo') Thanksh Mint!

J said...

Happy bloggy bday!!!
*pours in a glass of champaigne*
*slurp*
Oh, i forgot, u've quit drinking :-p

MitzieBitchie said...
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MitzieBitchie said...

Just poppin around to say that I liked your post. =) Catch me too in my profile and visit me on my webpage. Ciao!

Jay said...

"Happy belated Blogday to you,
Happy belated Blogday to you,
Happy belated Blogday to Maaaaaanish,
Happy belated Blogday to you.....!"

Roger Stevens said...

You must get a better photo!

Happy Anniversary!

B.C. said...

Welcome changes. :) Is this Megneto friendly with Xavier? or against him?

Elf said...

many Happy returns of the day, manish.

Cocaine Jesus said...

and a very happy birthday to you too. (magneto is cool bu victor von doom is better!!!)

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