Do we still celebrate New Year ? Not anymore.
Gone were the days when we waited for the clock to strike 12 at midnight.
Gone were the days of having a New Year's Eve feast and parties.
Gone were the days of putting up decorations and traditional rites to bring in the New Year.
I could still remember a friend who told me to get twelve numbers of different fruits and arrange them in a big bowl for good luck. Another would hang a bunch of grapes at the door.
Gone too are the sms on the mobile phones.
It was a very quiet evening for us. No fuss. Infact it went almost unnoticed. Just like another day in our lives. No particular significance.
I guess, time has changed. I have changed. Migrated.
Looking back things have turned around almost 360 since the past two years. Lots of water has gone under the bridge. Nothing lasts forever, but the earth and the skies.
Nobody cares nor talk about new year resolutions anymore. For we dont need the beginning of a new year to make new resolutions.
"Time" certainly had healed a few scratches. And in time, all would be gone with the wind.
For those that had touched my life, some have gone forever into nothingness, some had "Rest in Peace" in the shoe boxes, but a few had remain dear in my heart.
Happy New Year to everyone...!