Numerous SMS messages pour in. There are enterprises ranging from the odd peddler in the street corner, to the ones who peddle street corners, making noise about the new year. And making that extra effort to wish ‘You’ a very happy new year !
Amidst all that melee and din there is a quieter wish on this blog too. Shouting without speaking. Letting you know of a sincere prayer with all the strength that i can muster : A wish for a year which sees oodles of happiness and seas of fulfillment.
A prayer from the heart, for reason to prevail on you and me. And every inhabitant of this planet and other planets too. For peace to become a permanent coating on all our walls. A wish escapes from the soul, for sensitivity to the person next door. However similar or otherwise he is.
May there be abundance of health and cheer in your life. And may it travel far and wide, and become the only permeable infection in this world. And may there be no antidote that found for that infection !
May there be peace. May goodness be your permanent companion and fairness be your passport to higher orders. And let challenge and strength stretch us all and grow our shoulders.
May there be laughter. Dance. May there be reading. And writing. And a constant strife. To take civilisation forward.
May your children grow strong. Drawing strength from the resolve of your character rather than the strength of your bank balance. May they learn to see, understand, and appreciate that competition is not the end. But perhaps a means to an end.
May your worlds emerge from more clearer,when you take stock at the end of the year. And may they resonate with a spirit of having made an impact on a few lives. Or just going about what you do well, with character and honesty.
And when we close the year, with an honest years effort, may colour make its presence felt. May the brotherhood of man break every boundary possible. And may your joys multiply.
That may seem a tall order to you. But that’s my dream. And my prayer. For me. And for you. And for our collective future !
Wishing you the happiest of years yet ! Here’s to a great 2009 !!
This post concludes the four part series titled Defining Images ’08 !