Happy Thirtieth Birthday, P. Every year I write a post on the birthday, but this year, it is a big milestone. Thirty years is big. Day by day nothing changes but if we look at the span of time, a lot changes. If I look back at the time between when I was twenty and now when I am thirty, so much has changed, both professionally and personally. I don't know where to even begin. People have left me; I have left people. But the one thing that has stayed with me is this blog. It is ten years of blogging. I started this blog in 2007 and now this blog is ten. Initially, it was my medium for writing [pretentious] simplistic posts on complex social issues, then it became an outlet channel for the emotional turmoil of the twenties, and finally, it focused only on the one thing that I truly love—movies. The blog is a reminder of my own [limited] maturity and growth. It is the movies that have helped me make the most number of friends through this blog; people from places where I have never been, and most likely will never be. I struggle to make and maintain friendships, given that I have so few real-life friends, but I feel humbled to know people through this blog. I am always surprised by the emotional depth that people see in the movies and have learned so much from them. People are just amazing, and it is fascinating that each one has their own view as to how a movie touched them. I hope to continue writing, though it is becoming increasingly difficult for me given the work schedules. I also have to think of taking this to the next step. Let's see how it turns out. I have to set a few goals for the next decade, so that when I look back at this post when I am forty (and if I am alive at that time), I can see if I have achieved what I had planned for. Thank you to everyone who sent me their wishes today. I am so truly touched and moved by the messages that everyone sent. S wrote a special post on his blog for me (link). I am not worthy of it but I felt special when I read it. And, yes, I took a trip to Los Angeles for the birthday because as I always say we need to find our own happiness. If we don't no one will. Today, I visited where La La Land was shot. Some pictures below. More later :)
Dialogue of the Day:
"Mera sense of humour bahot accha hai, aapko dheere dheere pata chalega."