My anniversary is coming up. No, no, not that one. That one is private. This one is the one month anniversary of starting my blog. One month anniversary? Anniversary is supposed to be a yearly event. In today’s world of instant gratification, waiting one year to celebrate an anniversary is too long. By that time attention may drift to something else. Anniversary means need to celebrate some accomplishment. What are the accomplishments of last one month (it’s not yet, two more days to go, but that is another story)? Well, started my blog, joined Blogging University Class 101, completed eight assignments, learnt a lot about blogging and still learning, posted fort five blogs. Whew! But best of all, made so many new friends in the parallel universe of the internet and the way they had opened their hearts to complete strangers by sharing their writing, it’s amazing. Even in my wildest dream, it would have been beyond imagination that such a wonderful trip could have been taken with so many wonderful friends. Thanks to all of my fellow blogmates for the sharing and caring environment. This is something that we all will be able to carry forward with us.
Anniversaries, specially when one is growing older, can also be a source of sadness or depression reminding us that we are mercilessly marching forward towards our ultimate destination. However, my take is slightly different. Every year as we grow older gives us an opportunity to throw out the garbage that we have collected over the years, an opportunity to look forward to learn new things and an opportunity to make new friends. That way I always stay as an one year old but with a difference. I no longer learn what other people wants to teach me. My parents or elders no longer writes on my slate. I am free to learn what I want. I can fill my slate with what I want to learn unless dementia wipes the slate clean. Then again, I may be hit by lightning tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day.