To Past Mistakes and New Beginnings

Du News wishes you all a very prosperous New Year hoping to contribute in bringing out fresher perspectives and in the process help each other in re-discovering our lives.

Are winter blues hitting you hard and are you already ready to embrace the new beginnings knocking at your door? Let us try and read a little bit into this and look into the common motivations,in view of the fact that you have already started to make plans in preparing to welcome this New Year. 

Let’s halt and speculate if the New Year spectacle is as worthy as it is made out to be and understand that we can never really embrace the new without learning from the past which we so eagerly want to leave behind. It is after all the continuous rhythms of our lives making us wonder about all the choices that got us here and at the same time revel in the uncertainty of our future and what it beholds.

Ironically enough, a new year as exciting as it sounds, never keeps its charm long enough, nor does the glee stay for long. The idea that something refreshing may come our way with the change of the year makes us hope against all hope that we would find a new purpose, a new path for us that would make all the difference in our lives. But when things do not go our way, reality soon sets in that it is just one more year of discovering ourselves all over again.

The worst part is that we only wait for a year to end till all our ills crump up slow and steady and a wait another new year to hit the circle. While this is not to mean that you lose your vigour because man is a hopeful creature and since we are too accustomed to celebrating life, a balanced way of living life is to suit oneself with all the odds that the new years will keep on offering with the good.

A thorough introspection in to how the New Year turns old leads us to believe that perhaps the idea of celebrating is what transfixes our minds rather than the idea of newness because all of us know of the paradoxes and of the irony that comes with a ‘Happy’ New year. However, one should still believe that these small moments of happiness and celebration would keep us sane while facing all our problems of the future.Who knows this year might still prove to be different, this might be the one year we were waiting for so long. We might finally have all the answers or we might lose all of them; that inherently is the beauty of the new.

So, hang on there and hold yourself up because we are all in a state of stupor and we nowhere intend on saying no to a lovely night of great resolutions and greater realizations that come along, however difficult they may be. Du News wishes you all a very prosperous New Year hoping to contribute in bringing out fresher perspectives and in the process help each other in re-discovering our lives. And with this, the glasses may clink!