Saturday, 29 December 2012

2012 - Spinning And Ending

2012 was not that bad a year for me. It didn't fulfill all my silvery dreams. But it was not bad either. I have seen some rough ones so all in all I sailed along just fine in this one. It was not so for several other women out there. And what do I have to thank for that? The sheer dumb randomness of my birth and the unseeable rightness of being at the place I was at when something dark and damning happened somewhere else. Oh yes like every year I have learnt, grown, wilted, made merry and cried with hopelessness that nothing good will ever come of my existence. I have wiped those tears and gone to places I never thought I ever would. I have realised that who I was has evolved but some parts have only matured to be only more refined. I felt no nostalgia when I left behind my school and schoolmates. I felt none this past year as I left behind my graduation class. As always I am proud of my wisdom which I had even at 15-16. The ones you are friends with always keep in touch be it over days, weeks or months, over land or sea or a different locality. I don't quite comprehend my own tone in this post. Maybe it is cynicism mixed with a bit of dark humour. Well all of us are not shiny and sparkly. But hey, I make merry!
Some photographs I took recently


I have already bid farewell to 2012
I promise to remain painted this coming year. I promise to continue drinking, wearing hemlines that don't reach my knees (oh woe me!). I promise I won't let you say my right to revolt is in shambles and get away with it. I promise you our eyes are on all you sexists, misogynists, chauvinists. I promise not to be anti-men even when you are being anti-women. I promise to try to educate you. I promise to provoke you to do away with your mental myopia. I promise the cause of women is not going to be the only cause I devote my time to. I promise to try to teach you I am not a cardboard character you have "painted and dented" in your mind for ages to suit your version of who I should be so that you do not feel powerless. Some victims die, some survive, I promise I will fight for and alongside them all. I promise I will fight for a better society till the day all my bones turn to ashes.

10 comments:

  1. so inspirational! thank you for your words!

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  2. It's a shameful end to the year.......but it should make us sit up & take notice...so that we make the years to come more secure & the world a better place to live in...

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  3. This your best post ever Debi, I loved your words and the intesity of it!
    I wish you all the best!
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  4. The last bit Debi! So beautifully put into words..I feel so helpless with all this around. But we can always hope for change.
    And the pictures beautiful as always!

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  5. This brought tears to my eyes. I can't help but to click on the links you post on twitter and it looks like there is so much flawed with the world. You're a brave, passionate soul.

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  6. Debi, I can't complain about 2012 either. I've had worse one's too. There's so much to be done in this world. So many of the people are messed up. It saddens me. I just try to help whomever reaches out and wants help. I like that you're bringing awareness to the problems at hand. I like that you're doing something about it. Do what you can without losing yourself. Sometimes we're so trying to help others that we go down. Stay focused. ((hug))
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  7. First of all, I am beyond words regarding what happened on that bus in India. ... (silence) ....

    I hope this new year is a good one for you. And I don't mean for it to just be sparkly and happy - that's just like watching a Hollywood film, utterly meaningless. But rather to be full and rich in experience.

    Terrific photos, by the way! Are they all from your new camera? -- J xxx

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    1. yes they are all from the nikon d5100..and edited on ps5.

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