Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Renaissance

I read about Renaissance as a kid in school. But I learnt the meaning of the word better as I grew up. Renaissance is a french word which means re-birth. Almost everyone sometime in life definitely feels, a need to be reborn again and to start all over again.But a close friend explained this to me in a very subtle manner yesterday, renaissance is not really just to die and be born again. In life, everytime we make a mistake, we correct it and then start afresh. In real life Renaissance may or may not be practically possible in the literal self. But metaphorically, it could definitely be compared to just grabbing on to the new chance life presents us to make amends and start over.

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending!"

It could begin with just setting up some new goals for yourself and working towards them. It could begin with accepting any situation as is and deciding to work on it instead if whining about it. It could begin with just letting go. Some people like me have been very lucky to have always had the support and affection of loved ones to help me when my efforts for renaissance are attempted to be ruined by any external forces. Afterall, to err is human, it is so very easy to fall into a pit and not rise up forever, but sometimes even if u dont get a chance to get out of the pit, I would say, create a chance yourself and do it. As silly as might sound, renaissance is really a choice we make. It is not something that we have to wait for it to happen by itself. Life's experiences lead us to yearn for it a lot of times. At the end of the day, all that we want is to be happy. Lets learn to be a phoenix.. :) 

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