The Last Hours of the Decade

Hello my dear fellow Soul-Searchers! How have you been?

Well, it has been quite a long time since I last posted. A lot has been happening both in the personal as well as in the political. Although, I cannot really elaborate everything that has been happening in and around my being, I will nevertheless share with you a quick recap of the month of December 2019. I also want to share with you the new year 2020 and I will do that in the upcoming blog soon.

This might be a longish post. So, inhale, exhale…and here we go.

A Quick Recap of December 2019

Now let’s see. December came very fast actually. And I couldn’t really finish a lot of work during this month. There is something in the air of December which makes you want to relax and let go. Right? The year closes, the bells chime, the Christmas cakes and coffee soothe the soul, and the warmth of the woollens and friends make life blissful.

I did, however, read Michelle Obama’s Becoming and I simply loved it. You should buy yourself a copy, if you haven’t read it already. It inspired me and kept me hooked till the very last.

I went for a sleepover at a friend’s place. Well, let’s say, she is a sister from another mother. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met in my life. Her courage, independent self adds to her charm. And we had a wonderful time at her place. Her parents were so lovely and liberal-minded, it was like a breath of fresh air meeting and knowing them. The night just slipped away in extremely good food, bonfire, laughter, heartfelt confessions and Beatles’ classics. I did get high in happiness with a little help from my friends!

Christmas went by. I tried baking a cake and failed. But hey, failures are good 😉I bought a cake instead! I visited a church. I stood surprised more by the selfies than by the spiritual.

And just like that, the year 2019 became the tale of the past. I spent the last hours of the decade with my family, enjoying simple homecooked food and playing good old board games.

But wait,

December 2019 was a whirlwind-

of power misused,

of dissent,

of words and voices, of voices killed, of courage,

of hatred, of violence,

of noises and silence,

of intolerance,

of hopes and prayers,

of narratives of varied layers,

of questions and answers, of roots, of routes sought,

of identity, of home, of human or not.

I spent the last minutes of the decade wishing deep within my heart that humans understand each other more, that there be courage and tolerance, that there be more love for each other.

I spent the last seconds of the decade hoping for peace.

Author: The SoulSearcher

The writer is a research scholar in English literature, an avid reader and sucker for life philosophies

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