31st December 2009

Author: Rifka Bose /


The end, or the beginning or nothing at all....I have always wondered the significance of the New Year. Probably for us mortals, just another reason for hope and something to look forward to, for some to set goals and make resolutions but for me, it’s just another day...a day to just reflect on a time gone by and also to gear myself for a brand new day yet again. So instead of a “new year” i believe its important to celebrate “a new day” everyday :)

Moving away from my cynical best, i must admit that the Gregorian calendar does help us document our lives as books with 365 or 366 pages. My 27th book of 2009 has been quite dramatic, with many twists and turns.

I have found and i have lost, i have wept and laughed till tears fill my eyes. I have soared and i have plunged into nothingness all in my book of 2009!
When i look back and flip through the pages of my life i truly amaze myself and wonder how i have withstood this roller coaster ride of emotions. I guess it’s the unseen force, my guardian angels and the hope of a new day that tags me along...

So long 2009 for all you have taught me...and all I have experienced...

"Comfort Zones"

Author: Rifka Bose /

Don't we all have "our comfort zones" .... we are all snug in that cocoon...but is it really worth it?

Something i found through a friend....

"One has to embrace life like a lover
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence
One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing
One needs a will stubborn in conflict but apt always to total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying
That's what escaping "comfort zones" is all about - to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms."