As the year screeches to a slow halt like the wearing wheels of a tuk-tuk, having traversed busy corners with hawkers screaming in the blaring sun on the streets of Mumbai; day after day until the emergence of this point.
Learn to gather your thoughts, lessons, joys, pains, failures and successes like a shepherd crowding a herd of sheep to safety. Take time to ruminate over your experiences like shearing each of your sheep knowing that each sheep is different even in their similarities.
And let the lessons turn to wool for warmth in the trying cold times, and when light heartedness greets you; be wise enough to fold the wool away into your bag of memories for later consultation.
So you may enjoy the strength in being vulnerable yet stern; standing unshakably in your values
Some of us are afraid to write about a bit of who we are in our captions and social media accounts so we restrict ourselves to the pictures because it's really a scary thing to be judged. We dilute ourselves in high definition frames and a bit of filter here and there, portraying perfect worlds.
Isn't it interesting to see how we try to create perfect snippets of ourselves in a world that thrives on imperfections? A world that is fully functional from creating life through mistakes and the experiences we gain from living.
I could also look at it this way, maybe we are too busy living life to bother about the captions and talking about ourselves but then again we still take time to create the perfect pictures.
Well, I'm just here to remind us that the best pictures exist in our reality which is created by imperfect moments and not when we strike the perfect pose nor define what we want to see in every pixel.
It is when we dance and trip in our reality, break with shoulders slouching today to pick ourselves up the next day. Those are the imperfect moments that will hopefully build up to the most worthwhile scenes of our lives until we are old and grey.
So remember that the perfect pictures aren't taken when we are striking a pose or told to say cheese; they are created when we are in our natural state as imperfect and gloriously flawed as we can be.