Running around in hospitals,
Chasing pharmacies for medicines,
Hoping things would improve.
Things are mildly better.
Of a solo visit to Tiruvanamalai,
Spending time in a shelter for animals,
Moved by the love that the workers,
Shower on the creatures.
Spending time alone,
In Ramana Ashramam,
And awe-inspired by,
The massive temple.
And being blessed by elders,
A friend who is a brother now,
Thanks for the opportunity Bragadeesh.
Meeting a financial expert,
Akin to a character from a book,
Anand sir and family,
Thanks for the beautiful trips.
From Karur and Namakal,
To Kumbakonam and Thirumayichur,
Lots of wonderful memories,
To cherish all along.
Of Radha ji and the Azure Book Club,
Lots of fascinating things,
All centered around books,
Thanks for a wonderful time.
Of all the books that were read,
A book by a wonderful thinker,
Avis sir’s – ‘Fall like a Rose Petal’
Is indeed a special book!
Of losing my phone,
In the mad rush of the train.
And unexpectedly winning a prize,
A phone for a writing competition!
Of work and colleagues,
Thanks to the Lord,
For all the patience,
That my employers and colleagues have!
Of friendships lost and gained,
Of realizing that somethings are,
Just not meant to be,
One learns to put the ‘fake smile’.
Of marriages all around,
Good times and happy memories.
Lovely feasts and lengthy rituals.
The clock keeps ticking!
As 2014 draws slowly to a close,
With a week more to go,
Here is wishing all my friends,
Real and virtual, known and unknown —
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!