and so it is
just like you said it would be
life goes easy on me
most of the time...
( excerpt from Blower's daughter by Damien Rice)
That describes the year gone by beautifully. A few days ago I got an email message from myself. It's some website that does this for a living. Point is that I had written ' You will have a healthy and peaceful life. ' It's like that message came flying back to me from the past and burst forth in a crackle and glitter of fireworks!
So this first day of the year and I am in a thankful mood so I will thank everyone on my list and wish them a wonderful, healthy, joyous and soulful 2007. I like the number 7...I realised it recently when I read my poems and found that I repeatedly used it.
First of all God, I found my faith last year when I prayed to Sai Baba- PLEEEEASE send me a doggy. And he did. He's there alright.
My maid Mary for making my bed every alternate day for the past few months. I didn't know maids actually did that. And for being hilarious about drinking beer on Christmas and throwing up then telling me about it and then telling me to drink beer too.
My friends Ananth and Arti for being excellent hosts. I love the hilarious Himesh Reshammiya impersonation he did on my birthday, and Arti for her boundless energy and sense of humour.
CK for being utterly funny when drunk, equally funny when not drunk, terrible flirt at all times and probably one of the most generous people I know. Bindu his wife for being the best at giving hugs and making delicious food. Noni for being a sweetheart of a little girl and dancing like Aishwarya on the beach to everyone's delight.
Swasti for being the only person from NID who continues to write to me even when I forget to reply. Everytime I told her about my goof ups she smiled like a light bulb and said " IT HAPPENS YAAR!!!" and went on to site a few examples.
Cybill for being short fair and handsome and silly and horribly talented and always available on MSN. An absolute sweetheart.
Rahul Guha for his excellent advice and unavailability on phone and email and chat.
Shilpa for becoming one of my closest friends in a short time and giving me a beautiful tiny winged gaurdian angel and sending me regular forwarded mail to do TP.
Bharti for knowing the meaning and nuances and inside and outside of rationality and passing on some of it to me.
Arun for telling me never to stop writing and just do it.( I wish I listened to him)
Mukul for being the best brother and blogger I know.
Anna and Papa for being my loving parents for the last 6 years.
Mini my little sister for being awake and taking my late night calls.
My parents for everything.
Anshuman for being a sweetheart, cooking prawns and fish, being loving in general, getting Doggie, dancing in the living room to his own tune, being loving in general, being generous, taking doggie for walk, being loving in general, reassuring me that I am neither thin nor fat, commenting on excess foundation on my face, being loving in general, dancing with me and singing Annie's song loudly in my ear when drunk, taking one thousand pictures of me with doggy, being loving...
Checkers aka Ninna aka Ninka for being the most beautiful, loving, indisciplined doggy and making my life sooooooooooooooo much better.
I love all of the above with the exception of Mary the maid and wish them and all those who read this a wonderful, happy new year!!