Wednesday, January 1, 2014

In writing the first page of the year 2014

Today, this morning, I just sit here, outside on my veranda. It’s quiet and frosty. There is nothing much to see, but the barren valley of Thimphu - the colour siphoned out, trees naked, bushes disappeared and the air extremely chill. The people are yet to come out for their office, students are on winter vacation. Almost instantly, the sun starts rising on the morning of the day; more accurately, the first day of the New Year. 2014. 

I shiver here in the cold and pull my sweater tighter. Leaning on the veranda, I rest my cheek on my hand and watch the gentle morning sunlight leisurely flooding Thimphu valley fetching the first warmth of the morning, of the year. Right below my veranda, a flock of pigeons is huddling on the ground, resting their wings and receiving the sun heat.

As I stay on here overcome with both excitement and wonder, I receive a text message from my soul friend. It’s the New Year wish. He too attached a wonderful quote. It reads,

“We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” 

I believe it's said by Edith Lovejoy Pierce. So today, we’ve simply opened the first “unspoiled page” of the year 2014, isn’t it? Here, I’ve just begun to writing it down in the pages of this New Year, of the book of my life. However, this time, I am writing more carefully, choosing my words with care. And I wish to fill the pages of this New Year, my life, with more colourful, honestly raw and blissful words, with grateful and magical feelings.     

I know that I will struggle in putting down words in the year’s book. Because the course of my life ahead is certainly not always a smooth ride as I believe that our life’s journey will take us to mountain tops, sometimes through hills and through plains.

But I will pause and contemplate, all that to say. Ponder. To listen to the inklings of my heart. I will write slowly to catch up on what is really important and truly enjoyable to decorate the book of time, the book of my life.

The cycle of land, plant and season will take its own time and this barren Thimphu valley that I see from here, my veranda, will once again spring into blossoms as all things do. I know that. I know that too well. Oh, how I wish to write about all this - seasons, colours, beauty, change.

Dear readers, there’s still more to say, yet I cannot think of anything else to write here. Perhaps I’m too excited, for today’s the New Year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

14 comments:

  1. Well written my friend; I am a frequent reader (your Blog). Congratulations my friend

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    1. Thank you Mr. Thinley. Much appreciated that you drop by my blog and this time left a comment here. Happy New Year to you!

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  2. Thank you sir for wishing us Happy New Year. And same wishes for you too. And yeah, your new post of brand new year is so beautiful, fresh and contemplative.

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    1. Thanks loads for dropping comment here. Take care and enjoy the New Year.

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  3. Happy new year Riku sir; may the year showers you with all the good things. And keep blogging!

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    1. Thank you so much. You too keep blogging.

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  4. Happy New Year sir and congratulation for the new start in a new year with a new article.

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    1. Same to you Damcho. Hope this year brings to you loads of joy and happiness.

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  5. Happy New Year Riku! Wish you have your book of life beautifully written with many happy occasions in your life! Keep your spirit up! Jia you!! :)

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    1. Let me pray that my life be filled with many happy occasions. I too wish you the same.

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  6. Oh-so-late for this.
    Happy New Year Rikku Sir. I hope you are having a wonderful month of Jan, 2014 :D

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  7. Thank you Yeesi. Happy New Year to you and enjoy your time there in Aus.

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