Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What lies ahead...

Another year flew past us in a blur....well not exactly though.366 days constitutes quite a long time span.Yet at the end of every year I am like..'Woah wasn't it just yesterday that I got so many new year wishes??'...ok maybe not yesterday...but you get the picture.And what a year has it been...so many events of importance...the global economy collapsing like a crumbling house of cards,the very first African-American president claiming that 'Change has finally come to America.',Abhinav Bindra making the whole country proud....and so many other things.....sadder,more unfortunate,gruesome,unpardonable things..like what happened in Mumbai in November.Even though the government is going to great lengths now to bring the perpetrators of peace to justice....it still doesn't make much of a difference..valuable lives have already been lost,a lotta blood has been shed,terror has been instilled in the heart of the common man.....
Anyway in this kind of a scenario....we are all set to welcome a new year into our lives...just like always.Sometimes I wonder how can we do that?I,for one,don't find a single reason to hope for something good in the coming times....okay maybe people'll say that I am one hell of a pessimist....but hullo what is there to look forward to?More terrorist attacks?another unstable government?nations waging futile wars against each other?the global climate becoming more unpredictable day by day?....
Gah what's the world coming to?Is there no hope for survival?These questions often haunt me.I wonder what disasters are awaiting us in the coming year.....(there I go again)
But here we are bringing in booby women from 'foreign' lands to pole-dance for us on new year's eve...drinking and partying our way into the new year.....wooooooo hoooo! >_>...
Well anyway I am not criticizing anyone here....it's everyone's personal choice as to how they wanna celebrate or whatever...but I'd like to say something.
Sometimes we do a lotta things without thinking....we just do things 'cause others tell us to or we do things 'cause everyone else are doing the same thing.We tend to think that this is the best option there is.But trust me..it's so not true.Before doing something you have to atleast ask yourself once....whether this is the right thing to do?whether this will truly make you happy?Sigh...if all of us took some time outta our 'busy' lives and brooded over things the world would be a completely different place....I think.Anyway...enough of lecturing already.I am not the one to show others the path of enlightenment....I have infinite number of flaws myself.But still.....thought I'd just say what I truly felt.
Well anyway....at the end of the day no matter how we feel about the future we have to face it head on.There's no running away from it.But I think if we did a little bit of thinking about all that is happening around us and tried to learn from our mistakes.....it will help us shape a much better 2009.'Cause we ourselves are responsible for all the bad things that happen to our lives.So here's hoping that we'll all change in some way or the other....for the better in the coming year.
A very happy new year to all of you!
Sig 2

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I had a freaky dream....

I woke up feeling really cold.Though there was no reason to feel so.I was wrapped up in my warm blanket.Yet I felt terribly cold....as if I were buried under ice.I had no idea what time of the day it was or whether it was night.I sat on my bed and my eyes searched for my wall clock..but then I couldn't see my walls 'cause a thick mass of swirling mist was encircling my bed.It rose so high that I couldn't see anything in my room except my bed.Suddenly a kind of fear gripped me.I had this feeling that there was something unnatural about this mist.It was advancing...slowly....towards the bed...towards me...as if it wanted to engulf me.I was scared...'cause I knew there was noone inside the house..I was all alone and the darkness suddenly seemed so menacing and unfamiliar.
But then I thought that it was just mist..not a monster.Gathering my courage I got up from my bed and groped in the dark for the light switch..but strangely enough my hands found nothing on the walls....just cold hard cement.I walked to the farther end of my room where my windows were located.I expected to find them open..'cause otherwise there would be no mist inside my room in the first place.But to my utter astonishment they were closed-tightly shut just like always.With trembling hands I threw them open...I needed some fresh air.I knew it was going to be very cold outside but I didn't care.I just wanted to see the outside world so badly.I felt trapped inside my own room.
As I looked outside I found that it wasn't completely dark.Nor did I see the sun.It was hard to tell what time of the day it was.The houses around looked the same as always-listless.But something felt very wrong.Something wasn't right.It was so silent....not even a single twitter of a bird or a bark from a stray dog,no sound of passing vehicles..everything was deathly silent.It appeared as if the entire city were lifeless.It was so creepy.My heart began thumping loudly in my chest....I looked up expecting to see the gray face of the sky and then got another shock.The sky was completely obscured by an impenetrable layer of smoke..thick,black smoke.And slowly it was spreading on all sides.......obscuring everything...swallowing whatever light that was left.And it was slowly entering my room....thick curls of smoke..as the wisps of smoke drew nearer I felt even more cold than before....was this fog then?No it was smoke...some kind of smoke I had never seen before.And it was choking me...numbing me...I coughed violently..grasping my curtains for support...somehow my limbs were refusing to support my weight any longer....I was collapsing.
'Close the windows.'my mind kept telling me.Close the damn windows....But I was falling and my room had already filled with smoke..so thick...so black...and I was suffocating...I was dying...close the windows....I have to close the windows....

It was then that I awoke with a start.I had been dreaming.
Sig 2
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