… that you can’t scale. You know that don’t you?
There ain’t no river wide enough, or no valley deep enough, as that famous song goes; except that this has to do with you believing, and reaching for the diamonds in the sky, and holding them triumphantly aloft!
We’re here, once again, at another threshold 🙂 Another birthday – a doorway, a window. Never a dead-end, ever. And never a milestone, for that is for those who measure notches on girdles of deeds 🙂 We’re a class apart. Zany, ain’t we? Knowing that this day is but a liminal (more here – link) – one that happily, gently, lifts you with such an expression of utmost joy onto a greater, deeper, inter-connectedness with oneself and the love of others!
More than stepping from a number to the next, it is the flowing from a moment to momentuousness. I love birthdays – I love the love that is spread thick; the joy that flavours it; the elation frosted over, sometimes tiny explosions of sheer euphoria that sparkle and then waft in thin wisps before they descend into the ordinariness of a celebration 🙂
I realize that such a threshold, a liminal, is where you are at, this day, my dearest Chots 🙂 As you look back, and gather strength from all of us, our love and fierce unadulterated support in ALL that you do, you need to look forward and up, and fly into the wonder of opportunity; to remember how strong you really are; how gifted; how focussed 🙂
So, at this doorway to a new year, I can just imagine you standing, (posing? With shades? 😛 😛 ), looking out, one hand in your pocket, perhaps your Jacket pushed back, leaning against the door jamb, surveying, probably the undulations ahead 😀 😀 *private joke* 😀 😀 Lol! I can never ever traverse the length of NH47, esp. the Kodagara flyover without recalling you telling me why the curve is slanting upward, and ofcourse, the level of the road 😛 😛 So, the doorway. We are there, now 😀 Looking out. Counting days. Living light. Till when you get to carry more love into the year, spend it freely and lavishly, and thereby acquire more, as you move onto that Road of Next Year!
Typical Amma talk-blog na? There she goes again, with her pep talk, and Kuttus you-can-do-it-wala-stuff 😛 Can’t help it! Missing you so very much, this year. Dunno why, but there it is!
This inspiring song says it best 🙂 I wonder if you know that is my ringtone for your call 🙂
You’re the littlest of the four, but somehow the go-getter of the lot 🙂 The dreams you cherish, and the aspirations you hold, they quite set you apart! May all of them dreams, and them aspirations be but a blip on the vast canvas of your achievements, dear Chottukutta 🙂
I pray and hope that each tiny wish you make is what you live.
That nothing ever dares to cross your path, when you’re driven, or driving 😀
May Sunny Skies, and Smiling Clouds by the skyscape of your life
May it rain too, loads and loads of love, and joy and giggles and chuckles, and tickles, and spellings…! *private joke* 😛 And I’m already guffawing! I know Arjun will be, too 😀
Happy Birthday my dearest Ashwin ❤
Miss you ever so much – and love you all the more ❤
I’m stealing Neeti’s pic to you, this night 😀 I love the love and laughter in this photo; the two of you ❤
Love, ever and always
2 August, 2014, for 3 August, 2013
Birthday Blog Tradition posts for Ashwin, over the years from 2009 :