I’ve been off the blogsphere for the past month and a half. I had sworn never to give in to a long break. I’d like to say that I was in a remote place – without access to an internet connection. I’d like to say that I was secluded mountain village and I enjoyed being disconnected with the outside world. I’d like to say that I was living the life of a nomadic traveller (there are many out there, we call some of them shepherds :)). But, as much as I would have wanted it to be the case, it wasn’t. The past month and a half has been been rather warped. And the inability to access the internet was not very different from being stuck in ‘limbo’. Fortunately, the holiday cheer was a placebo to the mundane. We finally saw, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ and were really thrilled to see Iceland (more so because we’ve been there) feature in the movie. That said, it’s definitely a movie to be watched, when you know you’re probably not going to be travelling for a while. And we did managed to squeeze in a rather short trip. Hopefully, I should be able to collate our experiences by next month.
What I hate the most of the new year? The need to set a new goal, call it a resolution – if you must. What if you already have a goal? And its taking rather long to get there? Well then, the New Year is horrible period. I don’t make resolutions. I’ve not been particularly good with them. And then, there’s the eternal conundrum of how will this year shape-up. For someone who’s travelled a bit, I feel all these worries are side-effects of staying too long in the city. In the isolation of the unknown, yearly plans don’t matter, for surviving the everyday is the only thing that guarantees your existence. I’ve always wondered whether one earth revolution, around the sun, warrants such catastrophic reactions on our planet? Jubilation, fireworks, and who knows what else? Do the planets and the stars care about our banal existential problems. Fortunately not. They do their job with clockwork precision. And remind us, sometimes, the simplicity of regularity can be good enough!