Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year!!

As we drove back, it was a moment I have lived a million times. Yet the feeling has not waned. The setting sun spread a warm glow all over an open sky. The horizon looked mysterious and inviting and held the promise of exciting prospects.

When you are on the theshold of a new beginning, there is a feeling of freedom, of letting go of the past, of being in control. And it is the beginning of another brand new year.

It was the end of the first day of the new year. Yes folks, I took your advice and honoured tradition. We went for a picnic.

Of course, nothing was the same like it was 20 years ago. The roles were reversed. We were the adults occasionally shouting "dont go there!" and explaining "a hammock is called that because I say so!" We had none of the grace or knowledge our parents had. We packed chips, chocolates, cakes, diet pepsi, red bull, and designer goggles. We checked into a nature resort and ate food cooked by professional chefs. A far cry from the huge cauldrons hanging over crackling fires. But we did manage to have a good time. A day I hope I'll be able to recall 20 years later and blog about. That, ladies and gentleman, is an subtle indication of how long I should be sticking around in blogspere!

On another note, I realise I haven't been very regular here. The intentions are so clear but the actions just don't seem to follow suit. There were much interesting and nice things that happened and there was much to write about. But I'll let bygones be bygones and look at the year ahead. All of you have a fantastic new year!

24 Comments:

Blogger Atul Sabnis said...

havent read your post completely - just glad that you are back...will comment on the "post" later :)

2:21 AM  
Blogger kickassso said...

Feel like growing old eh? dont we all!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Abhishek said...

anyways...whr were u do on 31/12?

1:36 PM  
Blogger transience said...

and a lovely 2006 i wish you and your family.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Ardra said...

Have a Wonderful year ahead!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

Have a Fantabulous 2006

so wat if the picnic was different from ur younger days, atleast u did it - tatz a fact to feel happy 'bout n yaa i wish i'd also stick to the blogsphere for a long long time....

9:59 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

atul: I was always here. Happy new year.

kickassso: Older and hopefully wiser.

abhishek: For the first time in over 10 years, I was home with friends. We had a nice time.

transience: Thanks sweetie!

ardra: I wish you the same.

swathi: I know, I know. So glad we made it.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Yups, you have been missing lately. But anyway... lets have some grand posts this year.

P.S.- Happy new year!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Akruti said...

I wouldn say "You are back" But missed you here for a while,Hope 2006 i can find you here all the time:D A happy new year to you and suddenly i felt like giving yo ua big "Hug" Donno why,Wht the heck,do we need reasons for everything? so here i go,"hugsss",havefun.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

have a great year Anumita.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Parna said...

picnic like the old times :)

you better be around. the others seem to have disappeared slowly. whats up with the kahini girl? any news?

12:53 PM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Cool pic..
Happy new year,Anumita!!

3:18 PM  
Blogger love life said...

Happy New Year Anumita!!!
Expecting more interesting posts in the year 2006:)
Looks like u ve had v gud time in Egypt, glad to know that. wonder if i l enjoy tht country!!
ok..baba' frm me..
c yaaa.....

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Pallavi said...

Appy new year... And i am so glad to know that you had fun.. its been a while since we went on a picnic.. but well we did have something close to that... :)

take care..

4:37 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

sudipta: Let's hope so. Happy new year, dude!

akruti: Thanks! And here's a hug back!

chakra: Thanks. :)

parna: Hardly :) God know. I think will call her or land up at her office one of these days.

gangadhar: Thank a ton pal.

love life: Yes, I had a great time. Hapy new year to you too!

4:59 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

I read your post. Must have been lovely under the stars!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Kapil said...

Was that the first photo on the year? Nice start.... and hope you have a great year ahead.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Noojes said...

Heya
Thanks for droppin by...

Hope to see u back again soon

And btw love the pics on ur blog...

Noojes

10:39 PM  
Blogger Stone said...

:-)
Happy new year!!!!

12:10 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

Thanks Kapil! Yup, pic taken of first sunset of the year.

noojes: My pleasure. Thanks.

stone: Thank you. How's you?

2:12 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Happy new year to you! I'm glad you took the time to go on the picnic. Guess what? It's not really SUPPOSED to be the same that it was long, long ago. That's because we've all grown, we've aged and we've had the pleasure of experiencing so much more of life that we had back then. It's all good, my friend. I'm glad you went.

Best wishes to you for the coming year!It's always nice to see you post!

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey anumita....thanks a lot for ur lovely wishes....and i know am late...but wishing you also another great year ahead!!
god bless...

bips

5:17 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

weary hag: Thanks a ton. I suppose you are right. We have all gone through enriching experiences.

bips: Thanks sweetie! Where have you been?

10:43 PM  
Blogger Raccoon said...

and yes:-)
A very happy new year. thanks for your wishes too:-))))

10:58 AM  

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