Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For a better 2009


We are living amidst difficult times. Here's wishing everyone a happy, peace filled and better year.

ps: thats 'Flowers for New Year', an oil on canvas by the famous Vietnamese artist, Ha Huynh My. i would like to put it on the wall of my living room.


16 comments:

ilegirl said...

Indeed, difficult times behind us. Challenges lay ahead. I wish us all the energy, intelligence and optimism to discover our potential.

Saman said...

The picture on the post looks so much like pooja...initially i thought that finally u have made a sketch pooja..Was wondering at the colors though...

A Happy New Year to both of you,,,Lets pray for a Better tommorrow.

POOJA NAIR said...

Meraj, tere mooh mein ghee shakkar!

for those who need an interpretation:

Translated that means "may your words come true"

translitterated that means "may your mouth be filled with all things sweet (ghee and sugar)"

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Smiling Dolphin said...

2008 was a great year - it was personally one of my best, doubt very much if 2009 will top it, but hope it does:-)

masroor hasan said...

Hi,
thats a very beautiful painting...hope to c it in your living room the next time i am there.

MASROOR said...

NEW YEARS GREETINGS HAVE BECOME JUST A RITUALS FOR MANY AND A MEANS TO CELEBRATE AND MERRY MAKING.I DONOT ADD ANY IMPORTANCE TO THIS DAY ALL DAYS ARE EQUALLY GOOD IF YOU ARE SARISFIED WITH YOUR PRESEN SITUATION

meraj said...

ilegirl,
thanks for adding to my hopes.

Saman,
the girl indeed looks like Pooja

Pooja,
like the usage of this phrase and its explanation

smiling one,
personally speaking, 2008 was a great year for me as well. but the many severe situations in the world, from economic to political, to terrorism troubles me and makes me wish for a world without all this.

Masroor,
unfortunately the painting has already been sold. why dont you paint it for me and bring it with you next time. would love to put it up on my wall.

also, fundamentally i agree with you on what you say about New year and other such days. but, sometimes its good to use such days to take a stock of things, to wish for a better tomorrow, to catch up with friends, to have a healthy conversation, to feel good about ourselves.

sometimes, certain rituals are good!

msroor said...

meraj,
I agree that rituals some time make you refresh although for a time being but still it gives you energy.in that sense a new year festivity is a process of rejuvanition
masroor

Saman said...

Masroor, Thats so very true...Thats the crust of any celebration for that matter..

Smiling Dolphin said...

on the contrary meraj, it's adversity that brings out the best in everyone, not fortune.

POOJA NAIR said...

I wonder why the girl in the painting is facing the wall...

The burst of colour in the flowers looks beautiful!

Saman said...

Thats the beauty of the painting pooja..thats what makes it so very charming, intruguing n special..

POOJA NAIR said...

hmmm i guess you are right..:)

ALIen said...

girls are beautiful by default and these are flowers for new year.
wishing all a peaceful and glorious tomorrow.
cheers!!!!

meraj said...

smiling one,
adversity does bring out the best in some but not everyone.

pooja,
perhaps the girl is writing a new year wish on the wall :)

ALien,
thanks for dropping by and hope all is going great at your end.

cheers!
m