Sunday, November 4, 2012

Celebration





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It was Diwali and we had assembled at our farm house for the Annual Family Get-together. Ours was a very big family. My father had four brothers and two sisters. My dad was the eldest of all. Each one had two children's and we were all a power pack bunch.

This was big fat party and everyone was having a gala of a time. The uncles were having their drinks and game of billiards. The aunties were on a high with their society and kitty party gossips. We cousins were having our share of fun. The smaller kids were on the dance floor while some lazy ones of us had resigned to the couch.

There was static silence as my dad was wheel chaired inside the house. None of them could believe their eyes. The big man of the family was down to this. He was a father figure to everyone present there. It was only now that everyone was informed that he was diagnosed with Cancer a few months back and currently undergoing chemo cycles.

The sense of oneness, the fact that we all were connected through blood was very evident. Each one felt his pain as though we were experiencing it ourself.

My heart wrenched seeing him like this. We had always seen him as one of the most joyful, spirited and always on the go, and fun loving person. One who always was shoulder to shoulder with all the kids in all the mischief’s and pranks. He always defied his age. Our family patriarch was losing his shine. Was this going to be his last Diwali with us, my heart questioned with moist eyes. I was startled at this thought. Will the Celebrations ever be same again without him being around. I was fumbling and lost for words and it was the mood around.

He being our mentor and guiding light all through our lives could sense it well. He called all of us to the hall. He raised a toast to all of us and got up braving the pain and difficulty. He then went on to say something which completely changed our outlook towards life:

I see all of you are sad and have grown sympathetic towards me. This is not what I warrant and have never felt so helpless ever before. I have lived my life on my terms and never surrendered to any the challenges life has thrown to me, I have taken them on the chin always and will continue to do so.

                    “Some of us will get cancer,
                the coronary disease will hit some,
                Sudden accidents will happen,
                also the deadly disease will come.
                
                Some may fall to an epidemic,
                few may be victim of error,
                Some may still survive,
                try and revive.

                We may grudge,
                but it is a fact,
                We cannot nudge.

                It will keep dripping,
                boundaries of our lives,
                telling us how unsure,
                everything is.

                Eventually it will get,
                to each one of us
                Its only certain,
                why then it,
                still haunts us.”

I don’t need an Occasion
I celebrate life,
Life to me is a journey,
Where I am on Bon Voyage
Where everyday is a Celebration!!!

                                                 KARAN



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37 comments:

  1. Life is indeed what you make of it... Good luck for BAT!!

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  2. well, the ending could not be more true. Cheers to that and best of luck for BAT.

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    1. hope to get those cheers for BAT also :)

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  3. It will keep dripping,
    boundaries of our lives,
    telling us how unsure,
    everything is.

    Amazing lines. :)

    ATB for BAT.

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  4. Very encouraging outlook on life. Was a good read. :)
    Everyday is indeed a Celebration.
    ATB for BAT :)

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  5. Very very nice post Karan..Loved it... Poem was even more awesome... :)))

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    1. hey Ayushi thank you so much for such kind words :)

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  6. Encouraging and inspiring! Words of life.
    ATB for BAT! :)

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    1. welcome to my blog...glad u liked it :)

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  7. I don’t need an Occasion
    I celebrate life,
    Life to me is a journey,
    Where I am on Bon Voyage
    Where everyday is a Celebration!!!//

    Of course life is one gala celebration!!
    Do stop by my blog! I'd love your comments & visits!!

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  8. hey Kappu its always gud to 've u here...keep reflecting :)

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  9. hey Karan!

    loved the poem :)
    moreover i was in awe of your prose n poem combo! i mean, how do u guyz manage to write both... it's really worth appreciating.

    n definitly a gud read !

    all the best for BAT..

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    1. hey thank u so much for such kind words...i'm really humbled...this inspires me to keep writing :)

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  10. Encouraging outlook and very relevant message.

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  11. nicely woven..encouraging..and so true..
    ATB for BAT
    Happy festive season to you :)

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    1. glad u liked it...happy festive season to you and your family too :)

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  12. Very convincingly put forth..Beautifully written... :)
    Diwali greetings to you n your family!

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    1. glad u think its that good...its highly appreciated...a very happy Diwali to you and your family :)

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  13. Yup, life is a celebration! :D, neatly packed.

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  14. Wonderfully said. Yes, it is bound to happen to everyone, for a few people it might happen a bit earlier too, but we shouldn't let that dampen our spirits. Love the spirit of the post.

    happy Diwali. Good Luck :-)

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    1. welcome to scribble...keep reflecting :)
      a very happy Diwali to you and your family :)

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  15. Wonderful......awesome line "Life to me is a journey"
    Keep sharing your thoughts...... :)

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    1. hey gal welcome to scribble and thank u so much for following...that is very inspiring...keeps me hooked to write more :)

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    1. welcome to scribble...i'm very glad to have you here :))
      thank you so much for such kind words of appreciation :)))
      keep reflecting

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  17. Hey Karan, I had nominated you for the popular "Liebster Award".
    http://youthtalk14.blogspot.in/2013/02/a-real-pleasant-surprise.html

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  18. Hi Karan
    Got your link from Panchali Maa's page.
    You write your heart man!

    I too had gone through this heart wrenching experience of cancer. It hurts but then life keeps going and we should celebrate.

    Congs for your liebster!!!

    http://surbhibafna.blogspot.in
    Silly Smiles...Take you Miles :)

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  19. Hey Surbhi welcome to scribble :)
    thank you so much for such kind words...keep reflecting
    and congratulations for fighting it out and defeating Cancer !!!

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~ Thanks for sharing your thoughts, keep reflecting ~

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