I’ve learnt from several conversations, that 2017 wasn’t a giving year at all. It in fact was the opposite. It took away a lot of things in life. I consider this a necessary wipe out in life’s course to start fresh, the next year. Therefore, I dedicate this post to all those people who’ve suffered miserably in the year 2017.
I’m someone who doesn’t believe in anything without proof and therein I strongly go against myths and superstitions but there was something almost all people who suffered last year had in common. They were all almost undergoing the dark phase called Sani payirchi in Tamil. They might have known about this had they had gotten it checked. A close friend of mine experienced this. She fell into a deadly mind-trap, something similar to being possessed. Given that, she had no control of whatever happened through her body. This earned her a very bad name in “our” society. Other parents would’ve given up on their children for all the misery caused by their actions. But there was a silver lining to her tough times, is how I’d like to put it. They got her checked at a religious destination and turns out her time was terribly bad. They were asked to give her time to heal and guide her in any way possible. She’s still a bit hazy but definitely improved. This even still made me believe that time heals sorrows (not by any chance, in myths).
There were two other incidents where three of my acquaintances lost one of their parents each, to the cruel hands of time. Coincidence? I think not. Hinduism had yet another reason for this general lowness in happiness. It was said that the day on which the year 2017 started off, was a pretty bad one itself. This made it in general, a miserable year for most of us. I for one, had a leg injury that has caused a permanent mark for life. My left ankle has a torn ligament that causes numbness (almost all the time) making it very tough for me to feel anything on my left sole.
Coming to the main event that affected me a lot, I was a victim to almost losing one of my parents for good. Thankfully we were on time to save a terrible loss. I’d like to look at this as an opportunity to knowing how it feels like to lose someone. I was brought so near to the situation and taken away. I’m grateful.
This year, I’d rather pledge than resolve, to be grateful for all things big and small, in life because you never know when you might lose them. Believe in God or not, be grateful for what you have.
Shreyy, looking forward to the new year 2018.