Tuesday, November 6, 2007
The spirit of the festival
Week long planning to buy new clothes
Kids just not happy with that one set of crackers that you buy them, they'd love to buy the whole market
Gheraod by the shopkeepers, while you go amidst all your confused state of mind, to buy firecrackers, with promises of 90% discount ( could never understand this strategy )
All your sweet talking, the kids into not bursting crackers, falling on deaf ears
All your eco system crying out in loud protest
The nimble hands that roll those poison stuff for us to enjoy, going unsung, uncared and still nothing being done about it
Decorate the houses with rangolis, diyas, lanterns
Prepare those sweets, tradition clashing with modernity...but still yummy, whatever it be
Make resolutions so absurd to our very own ears -"I wont binge this time"
Break those same resolutions, with excuses "After all Diwali comes only once a year"
Time to meet up all those lovely friends from your life
Cards, waiting to be played with
Endless visits from friends and relatives (and this is so fulfilling )
Bond with all around you
Keep an eye out on those around you, especially young uns
And if you have friends who live far away and far from this maddening craziness, keep them in your thoughts while you celebrate it here
Walk around strutting your new clothes and heads held high...
Spread love and cheer all around
And now its time to celebrate, the one festival that brings cheer, happiness, light and love
WISHING ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE DIWALI