லூவனில் புது வெள்ளை மழை

சில நாட்களுக்கு முன்பு, எனது பல்கலைக்கழகத்தின் ‘Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM)’ எனும் பிரிவின் வருடத்தில் இரு முறை பதிவாகும் செய்தி இதழில், நான் ஒரு கட்டுரை எழுதினேன். அதை இங்கு தமிழாக்கம் செய்து பதிவு செய்யலாம் என்று நினைத்தேன். நான் இப்பொழுது வசிக்கும் இடம் லூவன் என்ற நகரம். இது பெல்ஜியம் எனும் தேசத்தில் உள்ளது. பெல்ஜியத்தின் தலைநகரமான பிரஸ்ஸல்ஸிற்கு  இங்கிருந்து இருபது நிமிடங்களில் ரயிலில் செல்ல முடியும். நான் முதல் முறையாக என் வாழ்க்கையில் ‘snow’ பொழியும்பொழுது எப்படி இருக்கும் என்பதைக்கடந்த குளிர்காலத்தில் தான் அனுபவித்தேன். இந்த கட்டுரை அந்த முதல் அனுபவம் பற்றி தான்.

இன்றும் எனக்கு ஞாபகம் இருக்கிறது அந்த நாள் – பதினேழாம் தேதி டிசம்பர், 2009 – லூவன் தன் குளிர்காலத்தின் முதல் snowவைக்கண்டது, நான் என் வாழ்கையின் முதல் snowவைக்கண்டு களித்தேன். எனது சொந்த ஊரிலோ (சென்னை) வெயில் கொளுத்தித்தள்ளும் சதா சர்வ காலம். அதனால் அந்த முதல் காட்சி என்னை பிரமிக்க வைத்தது.

இலைகளின் மேல் பூத்திருக்கும் பனித்துளிகள், வாத்துகள் நீராடும் குளங்கள் ஐஸ் கட்டியாய் மாறியது – இக்காட்சிகளை நான் டிசம்பர் ஆரம்பத்திலிருந்து தினமும் என் வீட்டிலிருந்து MTM செல்லும் வழியில் சிறிது நேரம் நின்று பார்த்து பரவசம் அடைந்திருக்கிறேன். ஆனால் அந்த பதினேழாம் தேதி பொழிந்த snow வை நான் எதிர்பார்க்கவேயில்லை. லூவன் முழுவதும் பளிச் என்ற ஒரு வெள்ளை மெத்தையை விரித்தது போல் காட்சி அளித்தது. பகலில் சுமார் பனிரண்டு மணிக்கு பஞ்சு போல் பறக்கத்தொடங்கிய அந்த snow துளிகள், கொஞ்சம் கொஞ்சமாக தனது சக்தியை வெளிப்படுத்தி, இரவு நேரத்தில் பெரிய கட்டிகளாக விழுந்தது. இதனால் அன்று பெல்ஜியம் மிக மோசமான ட்ராபிக் ஜாமைக்கண்டது.

‘MTM’ யில் இருந்து அன்று நான் தயக்கத்துடன் வீட்டிற்கு மெதுவாக நடக்கத்தொடங்கினேன். ரோட்டில் வாகனங்கள் கண்ணுக்கெட்டிய தூரம் வரை நின்று கொண்டிருந்தன. ஆனால் எனக்கு அந்த snow வின் அழகு மட்டும் தான் தென்பட்டது. அந்த பஞ்சு போல் இருந்த snow வைத்தொட்டு பார்க்க வேண்டும் என என் மனம் துள்ளியது. அதன் மேன்மையை முழுதாக அனுபவிப்பதற்கு முன், பெல்ஜியத்தில் கிடைக்கும் சாக்லேட்டுகள் எப்படி நம் வாயில் கரைந்து போகுமோ, அது போலவே இதுவும் என் கையில் கரைந்தது. நான் வீட்டிற்கு செல்லும் வழியில் பல அற்புதமான காட்சிகளைக்கண்டேன்; என் மொபைல் தொலைபேசியில் தொடர்ந்து படம் பிடித்தேன். ஆரென்பர்க் அரண்மனையின் பிரம்மாண்ட தோற்றம், snow வை இலைகளாகக்கொண்ட மரங்கள், ஒரு வீட்டு வெளியே இருந்த கிறிஸ்துமஸ் அலங்காரத்திற்கு அழகூட்டிய snow – இப்படி பல அழகான ஓவியம்போல் தென்படும் காட்சிகளை அந்த முப்பது நிமிடங்களில் கண்டேன். ஆனால் என் மனம் குளிரவில்லை. தாகம் தீரவில்லை. அதனால் ஒரு தொழியுடன் வெளியே சாப்பிடச்சென்றேன். ரோட்டில் snow சில இடங்களில் கரையத்தொடங்கியது. நடப்பது கடினமாக இருந்தது. நல்ல வேளை வழுக்கி விழவில்லை. முதலில் பறக்கும் snow வாக இருந்தது, இரவில் தலையில் ‘தொம்’ என்று விழும் snow ஆகி விட்டது.

snow வைபார்க்கும் பொழுது எனக்கு மழை நினைவு வந்தது. நீரின் அடர்த்தி ஐஸைவிட அதிகமானதால் ஐஸ் கட்டிகளை நாம் பறக்கும் வடிவத்தில் காணலாம் ஆனால் மழை நீர் துளிகள் எவ்வளவு சிறிதாக இருந்தாலும் அவைகளை பூமியில் விழும் முன் மேலும் கீழும் பறந்து கொண்டு காண இயலாது. நம் ஊரில் மழை பெய்தால் குழந்தைகள் காகித படகுகள் செய்து தண்ணீரில் மிதக்க விட்டு விளையாடுவார்கள். இங்கோ snow பொழிந்த பிறகு கரையாமல் இருக்கும் snow வை  வைத்து ஸ்னோமேன் செய்கிறார்கள் குழந்தைகள். ஆரேன்பர்க் அரண்மனையின் முன் இருக்கும் பச்சைப்பசேல் புல்வெளி வெள்ளை வெளேர் என்று மாறி விட்டது. அங்கு நிறைய ஸ்னோமேன்களைக் குழந்தைகள் செய்திருந்தார்கள்.

அந்த முதல் snow வை அனுபவித்த பிறகு, இன்னும் பல முறை அதைப்பார்க்கும் வாய்ப்பு எனக்கு கிடைத்தது. ஒவ்வொரு முறையும் மிகவும் ரசித்தேன். சில சமயம் அது அழுக்காகி ஐஸ் கட்டியாய் மாறும் சமயத்தில் மறுபடியும் அந்த மென்மையான புது வெள்ளை மழை பொழிந்து தன் அழகை மீண்டும் வெளிப்படுத்தும்.

அடுத்த குளிர் காலத்திலும் நிறைய snow பொழிய வேண்டும் என வேண்டுகிறேன். லூவனுடைய அந்த மாயமான தோற்றம் மீண்டும் தென்படட்டும்!

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Raavan – The Music

Raavan is yet another delightful journey into Rahman’s world of music. It has all the ingredients of his music – the vintage stuff, the new sounds, beautiful classical interludes and freshness. Rahman sets himself apart from his last work Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya and how!

The opening of the Beera Beera song is probably the best I have heard in recent years. The buildup before ‘Beera’ is sung first time, mainly using different voices (including Rahman’s) and some percussion is something you could have never imagined from what was shown on the trailer earlier. I was, at one point, listening only to the first 30 seconds of this song repeatedly.  The stereophonic effect with Rahman’s voice sounds so good!  From the first Beera, it’s all about Beera. I wonder if the word Beera has been used so many times in so many different ways simply to bring out his ten heads and ten minds and hundred voices. My favourite parts in this song are the energetic beats accompanying Dhama Dham Dham Dham and Rahman’s voice of course. I have been looking forward to hearing this song right from the moment I saw the first trailer of Raavan with those stunning visuals of Abhishek kicking the stone into the river before himself taking a dive. This song is instantly catchy and is sure to be a hit. I only wish it lasted longer than 3:16!

The mystic sounds that Behne De opens with, which also plays in the background of Raavan website, I guess, will serve as the theme of the movie and is likely to be heard a lot in the movie. The song slowly builds up from these sounds to Karthik starting to sing ‘Are Aankh Se…’. Then it flows on to ‘Behne De Mujhe Behne De’ to the final climax of ‘Beh Gaya Beh Gaya’, where Irfan does a very good job (He sang very well at the music launch too) and the whole saga repeats. There are some beautiful interludes building up with the flow and mood of this sombre song.

Thok de Khilli is another song with catchy beats and fast paced which ends on an even faster note. We now have an idea of how this song is picturised from Abhishek’s performance at the music launch – Raavan with his gang bellowing out his ideologies with the support of Hey Hey’s from his gang. The interlude from 1:28 to 1:44 is typical Rahman stuff, which too changes its tone after this point, paving way for Sukhwinder to continue with the earlier tone of the song. The song sounds stylish with its beats and the interlude from 0:08 to 0:12, which is also heard later on. In the first listening, atleast the beats and the chorus parts are instantly likeable if not the whole song itself.

The opening sound of the wind (in a desert?) and Anuradha’s modified voice (sounds exotic) give the Arabic feel, but is not retained once Ranjha Ranjha starts off. I started noticing this song more when there was a variation in the way Rekha sings Ranjha Ranjha from 2:03 to 2:12. I really like the song only after the first charanam starts, with ‘Waqt Katta Bhi Nahin..’ and we also get to hear more of Anuradha. Rekha’s voice suits the song well.

Khili Re was my instant favourite in the first listening. The anklet sounds, the frilly classical interludes, the romantic lyrics, Reena’s voice and Naveen’s flute blend in beautifully in this song. This is the kind of song that Rahman always does full justice to. This reminds me of songs like Saanwariya, In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein, Yeh Rishta kya and many such beautiful melodies of Rahman. This song too is shorter than I would have wanted it to be.

With bang-on drums, Shehnai interludes, Ila Arun’s voice and cheesy lyrics comes across the folk wedding song Kata Kata. The grand drums remind me of Azeem-Oh-Shaan and from the CD covers, I hope this song will be equally colourful. This song took a few times to get a hang of. It seemed to be so full of beats in the first listening but then, with each listening you discover layers and layers of music packed into this high-energy song. I especially loved the short shehnai interlude from 1:38 which follows into the ‘Ho Raaa..’ and later melts into the background. Another nice interlude is the one from 2:36 to 2:46. This song too closes with high tempo of ‘Ek aur gaya’. I enjoy each and every moment of this song now. This could be a great mood-lifter!

The surprise package in the form of ‘Jaa Re Ud Jaa Re’ is currently my most favourite in this album. Rahman rendered this so soothingly at the music launch of Raavan. I was definitely disappointed with the absence of any song in Rahman’s voice in the album but this one really made up for it. As all fans are wishing for, I too wish this is officially released. The strong rhythm in this song appealed to me the most the first time. The piano notes are extremely beautiful and also the way Rahman sings it, joined by the other person in the chorus. When he goes ‘Oh Beera..’ (it sounds like that to me), the effect is simply amazing. This too is a short song lasting only around 4 minutes but so very satisfying!

As all Mani Ratnam-ARR combos, this one too is magical and is sure to stay in my playlists forever!

What a day and What a night!

The Day

4.30 AM February 23rd 2009 – The alarm goes off. Waking up with the same excitement as if it was Deepavali, I got ready quickly and switched on Star Movies first, only to find some football movie going on. Soon, I flipped the channels and came to our very own 24*7 news channels and found that only NDTV was covering the Red Carpet live. The excitement started building up. It was a long wait before we actually caught a glimpse of ARR with his wife on the Red Carpet 🙂 The Slumdog team walked in smiling, the whole team including the child stars, who just stole the show away. NDTV gave quite a good coverage of the Red Carpet except the ARR part 🙂 It was a long wait till 6.30, before the show would start on Star Movies. In the meanwhile, the buzzwords Slumdog and ARR were echoing everywhere. At that moment, I don’t know what I was feeling about the prospect of ARR winning. Infact, I wasn’t thinking so much about it as I was about seeing ARR performing at the Oscars. The show started on Star Movies at 6.30 with the Red Carpet! So, again, it was back to flipping channels till 7 AM, when the show finally started! From the time Hugh Jackman started off with his antics, the excitement started growing more and more. Resul Pookutty started off the dream run of the Indians at the Oscars. It was a heart-warming moment seeing him give his acceptance speech. It was 9.15 or so. Without any warning, the nominations for Best Original Score were announced 🙂 My heart was beating so fast and I was just elated hearing that ‘The Oscar goes to.. A R Rahman’ 🙂 It was totally unbelievable. What a speech he gave! Speaking in English, Hindi and Tamizh, he was just amazing. Again, without giving us any time for it to sink in, ARR started performing O.. Saya and Jai Ho. He performed pretty well and I liked the way he and the other singer finished off together in the end. Yes, finally, the Americans were ready to see Indian film music in the same standing as theirs. Again, this time more unbelievable, ARR’s name was announced. ARR had made history! The words he chose to accept his award this time were even more touching. He chose love over hate all through his life and he was there! ARR would always remain such an inspiration – be it through his magical music or just from the kind of human being he is! In just 15 minutes, ARR had created history; something that is going to have an everlasting effect on the fate of Indian music, his career and his fans, of course. ARR always sees the hand of God in all of his creations. This feeling is translated to us too when we hear his music; yes, it’s God’s own. It leaves us with a feeling for which bliss is too small a word! It makes us wonder if it’s some divine music. It makes us lose ourselves. We become one with the music. I feel it’s something like resonance. The frequency of our soul matches that of his music and there’s resonance. We have found our natural frequency. We have found the ultimate state. And we see God.

The Night

Yes, I did see God last night. But this time, in a more gross form. It was Sivaraatri last night and what better way to celebrate it than going around Siva temples all around Chennai.
9 PM, 23rd February, 2009 – I started temple-hopping with my family. It was a non-stop journey. Chandramouleeswarar temple @ R A Puram. Sringeri Saaradambal Temple @ R A Puram. Tiruvottiyur Vadivudaiyamman temple. Komaleeswarar temple @ Pudupet. The Mylapore temples: Vaaleeswarar. Viroopaaksheeswarar. Malleeswarar. Kaaraneeswarar. Teerthapaaleeswarar. Apparswamy temple. Kapaaleeswarar. Velleeswarar. Mahaalingapuram temple. Siva-Vishnu temple @ T Nagar. Kasi Viswanathar temple @ West Mambalam. Sankara Mutt @ West Mambalam. Sringeri Saaradaambal Temple @ West Mambalam. Agasthiyar kovil @ T Nagar. Sringeri Saaradambal Temple @ T Nagar. Marundeeswarar temple @ Tiruvanmiyur. Jalakanteswarar @ IITM. Came back to IIT at 4.30 AM in the morning.

The 24 hrs turned out to be such a wonderful time. Whenever I was at home, it was ARR all around. Every channel wanted to show something or the other. For once, I was not irritated with the way news channels kept harping on the same thing 🙂 Just didn’t want to miss a single thing about ARR that was being said or shown. The Sivaraatri experience was equally enjoyable. Though I started feeling sleepy by around 2 AM itself, it still was worth it. The only two places where we couldn’t see the main God because of unimaginable crowd was Marundeeswarar and Kapaaleeswarar. Other places were pretty peaceful. It was interesting to see how everybody had their own way of spending the night. Temple-hopping was one option, of course. You could see a lot of vans taking around people to various temples. The other option was to spend the night in one temple – either awake chanting slokas or even sleeping in the temple! This last option found so many takers that in many temples, we had to find a path with great difficulty to do a pradakshinam.
The non-stop 24 hours had made me tired I guess. I fell asleep at 4.30 and got up only after 5 hours, with phone calls and alarms failing to wake me up from my slumber. Hence, the punyam I had acquired by staying up for Sivaraatri is lost 😦 Nevertheless, what a day it was! and what a night!

A new year dawns…

Firstly, a very Happy New Year to one and all reading this. Let me get on with the blogpost now. I didn’t realize it’s been more than a year since I wrote something here. So here goes my first new year resolution. I should write my next blogpost this year itself 😛

Anyway, this year is going to be quite different from the earlier ones. My last semester at IITM has begun and I don’t know where I would be heading in the latter part of this year. Life is surely going to be interesting. Coming to the present, this semester seems promising, with just two courses and the famous BTP (B.Tech. Project), of course. Had a good time with BTP last sem. Hope to enjoy it more this sem.

As far as expectations for me from this year goes, I don’t want to miss a single concert of Sanjay before I leave Chennai. As the music season draws to an end and with me having attended all but one concert of Sanjay till now, I am just totally crazy about his music now and don’t even feel like listening to anything else. That gets us to the next thing. I hope, not too many of ARR’s albums release this year. I want to be able to listen to all of his albums atleast in the same year they release, unlike what happened last year. I still can’t identify which song belongs to Ghajini and which to Yuvvraaj! Another thing I am excited about is the fact that Sonu Nigam would be doing the LM proshow at Saarang this year. As of now, it looks like the Golden Jubilee Edition of Saarang is going to be really grand.

Already feeling lazy to write more 😦 So let me stop here. Gonna watch ‘Maargazhi Raagam’ today evening at Sathyam 😀

Azhagiya Thamizh Magan

It’s been more than two weeks since the audio of this movie released and finally I got the time to sit down and listen to this, last weekend. The album is pretty good on the whole and no song is bad, as is always the case with all ARR albums 🙂

EllAppugazhum – ARR

Catchy song. Though not very impressive in the first listening, I am hooked to this song now. The feel of this song is like the ‘Ah Aah’ title song. From ‘Eh Thozha..’ to ‘Azhagiya Thamizh Magan nee dhAne’, the way the music builds up is awesome. It doesn’t make you lose interest in the song. The interludes are magnificent and when the line ‘Naalai Naalai..” starts, the way the music combines with ARR’s voice is too good. And again, from Eh Thozha, ARR’s voice and chorus dominate the background music. ARR has changed the pitch at 4.12. This is something we don’t see often in his songs nowadays but very common in the older days. Very good use of chorus in this song. The last one line could have been avoided. On the whole, I like this song a lot.

PonmagaL vandhaaL – Aslam

A very good remix, with the right mix of everything 😉 – the voices, the rap, the beats, retaining the voice for two lines from the original song. The CD says Krishna Chetan has remixed this song. He has also done additional programming for the album. I listened to the original song once 🙂 The extra frills and nuances of the original song have been perfectly cut off to suit the mood of the remix. As in the cases of other remixes, the pace of the song has been stepped up in this too. I see people talking about the ‘remix’ of Thottaal poo malarum in some blogs. Thottaal poo malarum is in no way a remix. ONLY the lyrics was used. The tune is in no way related to the original song.

Nee Marilyn Monroe – Benny Dayal, Ujjayinee

Undoubtedly the best song of the album and the longest too. Though I find the kind of female voices used for the line ‘ Hey Saturday night partykku…’ irritating generally, especially since it is quite often heard in Hindi film songs being unnecessarily used, it perfectly suits this song and it has been used at the right dosage. The pace of the song is just right. The first time I heard it, I thought it could have been a bit faster but not anymore. The interlude at 2.48 and the line ‘ullAsamAi urchagamai..’ are very pleasing to the ears. The various kinds of sounds used in this song adds a great flavour to the song. This song is sure to be high on my list of songs I repeatedly listen to.

VaLayapatti – Naresh Iyer, Ujjayinee, Madhumita

This should have been the best song, had it been a little more structured. Maybe it would be better on seeing the picturisation, but I don’t think I would be seeing the videos of these songs, with Vijay in it 😉 Anyway, the highlights of this song – the swarams in different ragams, Naresh Iyer’s voice :), the very first interlude in the song and almost all the interludes. Things that made me decide this wasn’t the best song in the album 😉 – the similarity of the tune ‘vaLayapatti thavile thavile’ to the line ‘Avalukkenna ambA samudhira Iyer hotel’ from the song ‘Kummi adi’ in the movie Sillunu Oru Kadhal, the abrupt change in the music after the first two lines. This song has a folk touch, for instance after ‘Un sirippo sindhubhairavi and those other lines sung by the male voice, and a classical touch to it in the lines immediately following in the female voice. But I feel that the blend of these two flavours could have been much better. The tune as such is not extraordinary. But, a very enjoyable song on the whole.

KelAmal – Saindhavi, Sriram Parthasarathy

A very soothing song. Saindhavi’s voice has been masked by the background music in many places, which could have been avoided. But the background music running throughout the song is what adds beauty to this song. The use of violin is excellent and builds up the pace of the song. Sriram’s voice is quite deep and suits the song very well. The tune of the charanams is quite ordinary again. A good song, which again could have been made to sound much better.

Maduraikku pOgAdhadi – Benny Dayal, Archith, Darshanaa

A typical folk song with all the elements in the right proportion. Though it’s not my kind of song, it’s a very good song of this genre. The beats, the lyrics, the use of so many voices and the catchy tune makes this a perfect folk song. Lyrics are quite funny, especially the lines quoting the specialities of the places in TN. Looks like this song would suit KaragAttam very well 🙂 Good song.

ARR rocks yet again 🙂

“We are the sum of all the moments of our lives”

I love that dialogue from the movie ‘Before Sunset’.
That’s so true. It was a big realisation when I came across that. Each moment becomes a part of the experience you have had in your life. This led me to think about why a person behaves in a certain way in a certain situation. I feel that the answer is closely related to the above statement. When you are faced with a certain situation, the way you react should logically be connected to some other moment of your life, where you have either faced a similar situation yourself, or read about it somewhere or a person you know has faced a similar situation, etc. The way you react again depends on how you judged the outcome of that moment, as in, were you convinced that it was the right decision that was made. If you were not satisfied with the outcome of that past moment, then you would react differently at the present moment. The judgement of that past moment depends on your sense of right and wrong, which again has been built by several other past moments. In the case of situations that we face quite often, our reaction is pretty spontaneous and the level of thinking involved is almost nil. It is as if we do things mechanically and it has become a routine. For example, when you want to brush your teeth, you don’t think hard about what you have to do after opening the toothpaste. So, for each situation, the amount of thinking involved to perform the action differs. Going back to the question of why a person behaves in a certain way in a certain situation, there is another possibility. Let us say that the situation we are faced with is a completely new one. So, we cannot go back to any past moment. In this case, we can either consult another person or some other source before we choose to act. And we need some time to do that. So, another factor that comes into play is time. Suppose we have no time. Then comes the role of intuition and presence of mind,which can be quite unpredictable. When the time given to us is very less, sometimes, even if there exists a past moment which can guide us through the present one, we end up doing something quite different. So, as far as I can see, our actions can directly be traced back to our past moments, time involved and intuition.

Is a person wholly responsible for his/her actions? Though many claim that the answer is Yes, I prefer to think otherwise. Again we go back to the title of this post. The past moments of our lives shape our thoughts and consequently our actions. The past moments are heavily influenced by other people, the books we read and so on. In a society, it is impossible for anybody to remain isolated. How much ever we try, there is only a certain degree up to which we can achieve this. So, the point is that the influence other people have on us cannot be controlled much, especially when we are pretty young and the mind accepts any new thing that it perceives. Probably, we get the sense of right and wrong when we see more and more people and come across new ideas. Anyway, we get to see both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ people and sometimes it is hard to classify the actions of anybody as right or wrong even within our domain of right and wrong. Infact, I feel that right or wrong is a relative term. It differs with each person. Yet again, we go back to the title and say, it is the influence of the moments of our lives and since they are quite different for each person, this has got to be different too. And hence, we cannot blame anyone entirely for their ‘bad’ deeds, because they have been through a different set of moments than you have. If you bring that time factor in, things change. Lot of actions that happen on the spur of the moment have unpredictable results. But still, a lot depends on how we develop the sense of right and wrong. That’s a question to ponder about. Might revisit that in another post.

P.S. : This has turned out to be something quite different from what I intended to write. And I just realised that I am interested in Human Psychology 😉

Jaage Hain

Jaage hain der tak hamein
Kuch der sone do
Thodee see raat aur hai
Subah to hone do
 
Aadhe adhoore khwaab jo
poore na ho sake
ik baar phir se neend mein
woh khwaab bone do

These lines from Guru are very touching. Unsaid words, unfulfilled dreams, missed chances – life is full of these. If only, we had not behaved as we did. If only, we were given another chance. If only, we had had the time. If only, life hadn’t taken the turn that it did. If only….

Life goes on. Time, the Supreme Healer is always there. But memories remain. Forever. These lines from Yaadein are very apt.

Nagme hain, Shikhwe hain,
Kisse hain, Baatein hain,
Baatein bhool jaati hain,
Yaadein yaad aati hain.
 
Yaadein.. Meethi Meethi yaadein
Khatti Meethi yaadein..

Memories bring back those moments in front of your eyes again. You can’t escape them. You live through them again and again, only to realize that you didn’t do your best.

But there’s hope. For a better future. Life goes on only because of this Hope. If there is no hope, we can do nothing other than sit and cry forever.

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope. – Samuel Johnson

Life goes on…