Thoughts do have this tendency to turn inwards more often, especially when one is in ones mid-forties. I mean, forty plus years of life experiences have to provide for a rather myriad range of experiences – with all the good, the bad, and the in betweens, all factored in and accounted for. My thoughts too have been turning inward and of late, realisation is beginning to sink in more clearly than ever before. The fact that there are so many things I should be thankful for. If one were to do the Math, it puts me smack in the middle of Middle Age, starting today. But like the saying goes “Growing Old is Mandatory, Growing Up is Optional”.
Life has been an interesting equation so far and it continues to be so. It has indeed been a very satisfactory sojourn with its veritable ups and downs, the plateaus and the highs, the mad moments and the eerily sane ones, the sweet and the bitter sweet. Life has played its tricks with me at times, making things seem like an unending puzzle that just gets more and more complex just as one things one’s solved the mystery but on the other hand life has also handed me enough number of straight paths to send things whizzing on the fast lane, making it seem pretty much like riding an automobile at breakneck speeds on one of the freeways in the Land of Oz. In its own inimitable way, life has indeed taught me much.