Saturday, January 2, 2016

A New Dawn


#FotoFriday prompt by Anindya

Humans. Such strange species. I see thousands of them passing by this temple every single day, their hands join and eyes close for a brief second before a tiny beep from their phones suck them back into their world. Always rushing, their minds churning countless thoughts per nano second - of which only very few matter and most forgotten, lost in the rush.

It's a bit different this morning though. These humans, suddenly very conscious of their fugacious being, meditate in silence, before offering the flowers to the almighty. Praying hard, on the dawn of this new year, to let the days ahead be better; promising not to let the year slip through their hands without cherishing the precious moments; taking on new resolutions, resolving to change.

But will they act differently tomorrow and act on their words, I wonder? Will they realize how life obliges them over and over again, giving them opportunities to reinvent themselves? 

Or will the race catch upto them again, and they'll merely exist but not live?

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Written as a part of #FotoFriday – a monthly photo prompt initiative by the 8 awesome bloggers at #Writehouse #blogbuddy

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P.S. Also linking to my #SaturdayWordplay (13) weekly word prompt. The word for the week is fugacious - (adj) tending to disappear; fleeting; transitory.

24 comments:

  1. A new dawn for now but most humans revert back to that which detours. Hence the constant yearly vows. Love the new blog name :) Happy New Year, Aditi.

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    1. True Jules, every year we set up with new resolutions but very few follow through.

      And glad you liked the new name. You were amongst the few who gave me the push to go for this change! :) Thank you!

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  2. Most people merely exist, not live. Beautiful thoughts...

    Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you Sir! Glad to see you here. Happy New Year! :)

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  3. Thought provoking, lives spent existing not living, our transient attention span and the all too human cry for help to the higher authority as need be! A beautiful way to start the New Year!

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    1. Thanks Kala! Had so much fun writing for this in house blogbuddy challenge! :)

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  4. Loved the last lines..Or will the race catch upto them again, and they'll merely exist but not live?.very profound..we homosapiens are guven so many chances but just let them slip out..

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    1. Everyday is a chance for a beautiful new beginning, no? So few realize this...

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  5. That's a very nice and philosophical take on the common practice of not following any of the new year resolutions. It's a tacit acceptance of the status quo with no promises to change.
    I loved the language of the post. Needed to make it heavy on that side to make an impact. Well done :)

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  6. Always busy aren't we with our phones? Nice take on the prompt Aditi!

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  7. You are right. Most people view the new year as an opportunity to re-invent themselves, but really, they have that opportunity every single day. :)

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  8. We all bring our hopes and dreams to every new year. Let's hope our wishes and those of the birds come true.
    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, Aditi!

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    1. Haha...Amen! Thanks, and wish you the same Corinne! :)

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  9. That's indeed a very keen observation Aditi.. How we all soare 2 minutes of our day, join our hands and just in a moment come back to our world, with a single beep! I don't know if it's the power of technology or weakness of emotions!

    Very well penned !

    Cheers

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    1. Well said Gets! Power of technology or weakness of emotions...

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  10. We have an opportunity to redeem ourselves every single day. Sadly, not all of us realise that.
    Interesting post, Ads.

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  11. Oh yes, most of us are so caught up in the daily grind of life that we merely exist and forget to live. The new year makes us do a bit of introspection and we plan to change it all. But sooner rather than later we are back to our old ways.

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  12. our world from the eyes of a little birdie...cute! and yet so poignant!

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