Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year Wishes.

Wishing you a Happy and a Prosperous New Year.I wish you all the best in life and do well in what strikes your heart.Be wild,be frank and candid,act simple and smart,smile and shine on.Few days back,I re-read the book "The Zahir" by Paulo Coelho on a long journey and there was one note in that which I liked a lot.So my New Year message for you is.

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon - do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your heart does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at the Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.
Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would never have set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.

And if find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithaca mean.

Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933)

Also I dedicate a song to you on this auspicious day.Check the video,its a song(i.e. Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann.

Don't miss the song and the video.(Incase the internet speed is slow,wait for a blind run to complete and then you can re-play).
Lyrics here.

Keep reading and remain connected.


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