New years are always symbolic of new beginnings. I also always believed in that. But recently I have been wondering if there is another aspect to it!
Well, considering that we leave all that we did in the past 365 behind and embark on a new journey for the next, I can understand why it is about starting afresh and all of that.
But think of it in this way- instead of the so called new beginnings, it could also simply mean old endings. We dont have to begin everything fresh since it is a new year.
New year could also, in some senses, mean putting an end to certain things that need to seek closures.
Honestly, can we really start new without making sure that the preceding events have reached their maturity, or even expiry?
Do new chapters really begin without reading through the previous ones completely? Does the Sun really rise without it setting the previous evening?
The answer to all of the above questions, to my just about average mind, heart, and brain is a NO.
So this new years eve, while all spoke of all the things they wanted to venture, and of resolutions and exciting new things, I sat in a corner alone thinking of all the things I needed to end.
Of the incomplete resolutions and unfinished businesses. Of half felt emotions and undone relationships.
It may seem like an unusual way to begin 2012. It surely does seem a bit weird to me as well. But I suppose then amidst all the endings that I plan on conquering, this infact is a new beginning.
Hello's are awesome. There is always a thrill for a new hello and hi.
But I think it takes much more courage for a warm good bye. I wish to be courageous this year. Want to explore that side of me which I have not really meddled with in the past.
So here's wishing you all a very Happy 2012. May this year bring us all lot of new hello's.
As for me, I am really looking forward to finishing all the half way left Good Bye's. :)
Hoping that 2012 gets me brave enough to all of them!