Tuesday, January 1, 2013

To newness


“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s what part of it means to be alive. But inside our heads — at least that’s where I imagine it — there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in a while, let fresh air in, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live for ever in your own private library.”

— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


And with that brave sentiment borrowed from Murakami's ethereal prose and this feisty cluster of palash (how very aptly named 'flame of the forest'), I wish you all a wonderful new year filled with much love, laughter, and sunshine. Stay blessed.



12 comments:

  1. I love that quote. It is, at this very minute, being printed so that I can put it beside my computers - here and at work. Thank you - and Happy New Year!

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    1. It's such a beautiful idea, to be reminded once in a while amid life's hustle and bustle, about this brilliant piece of wisdom. May be I should do the same.

      Thank you for the wishes.

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  2. I really like that 2nd to the last sentence. Happy New Year!

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    1. That is my favourite too. And thank you!

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  3. Hello Suman

    A very timely post. I particularly love the analogy of adding new reference cards and changing the water in the vase.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year

    Helen xx

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    1. Dear Helen, the vase analogy is the most potent for me. Thank you for the wishes; hope you had a wonderful time with friends and family.

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  4. Dear Suman, I love so much this quote!! Happy New Year to you.

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    1. Celine dear, thank you! Somehow, I had this very strong feeling that you'll fall in love with this quote at once. :-)

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  5. Beautiful quote. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Angela for the wishes and for following the blog. It means a lot to have another reader and such a talented one at that! Thanks again.

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