This is that time of the year when there are so many chances to wish each other happy something or the other, hope for new beginnings and generally positive things.
I don’t get it. I really don’t. The more I think about it, the more I feel that it’s another one of our hope mechanisms. Like God. Like festivals. Like birthdays and anniversaries. Because how is it possible that something will change so drastically that your life will turn over its head and become the dream you’ve always wanted it to become? Do you really think a guy with a white beard and red clothes sits up there on Christmas Day doing good things to others? What is really so special about your birthday that everyone hopes that you would have a great day?
They are all just normal days. Just like any other day in the week, month or year. Nothing magical is going to happen. Life will not take a turn for good suddenly. 2013 will be just like 2012. Lots of disappointments peppered with an occasional happy moment or two. So here’s wishing you a 2013. Because I don’t know whether it will be happy or sad for you.