Circles

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I thought about this “ponder-prompt” for the DecemberReflections2016. What can I possibly reflect about circles, I thought. I didn’t have to ponder long enough because the answer was already there.

Last year, at this time, I was back from a trip to the Philippines. I was about to take the risky decision of leaving a job I had enjoyed till then to work on my own company. I was shattered by the devastating wreck of a ruined friendship. I was thinking of completing my next book. I was thinking of welcoming the next year with warmth and hope in my heart.

Circa 2016.

I am back from a trip to the UK. I am poised at the cusp of taking further risks to work on my company, with the added stress of watching a depleting bank account. I am shattered by the devastating wreck of another ruined friendship. I am thinking of finishing my next book, of which I wrote some 75 pages before abandoning it like a cow in the pasture. I am thinking of welcoming the next year with at least some warmth and hope in my heart.

Life. It’s just a cycle, isn’t it? What goes around continues to go around. We weave a circle round our lives. We think something is new. In reality, we are just repeating our lives endlessly. Sometimes, the circles are beautiful, if only we bring meaning to them. What meaning do you think I should give to this circle? I can only wonder what 2017 would be like…

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