Goodbye, 2016


The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream. ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The year is dying soon.

I remember I used to wait for the longest day of the year, hoping to use it in some miraculous way to improve something from my life. This year I had many longest days, and nights that just didn’t want to end. I used them all.

2016 is a remarkable year of my life. Not because I lost someone very dear to me and my childhood faded after that. Not because I gave birth to this little human who resembles all of my favorite people on this earth. But because in losing and earning, I learned to live. I tasted happiness as well as grief. I changed to a different person. I became more responsible, now that another life depends on my existence. I turned to this fiercely independent girl that I always wanted to be. I forgave. I learned to compartmentalize. I moved on.

Many days were hard. Many days were easy. Many days were balanced. It seemed like a real year to me.


Will 2017 be the same? Not really.

It will be slow. And I will be fast to outrun time given to me. 

But on foggy nights, when everyone will be asleep, I will look back to 2016 with moist eyes and a pen in my hand. A lot of these stories won’t be forgotten.
Time doesn’t heal everything.


Wish you all a happy new year!!

Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

9 thoughts on “Goodbye, 2016”

  1. Wow! Congratulations, Rashmi! Yes motherhood is powerful and the amount of inner strength we have is amazing! I hope you have a great 2017! 🙂 It’s going to be extremely beautiful!
    I will look into the comment section on mobile app and try to fix if possible. Thank you for letting me know. 🙂 ❤

  2. Sorry to hear you lost and loved one. Many congratulations on being a mother. Good luck for 2017. Sailing in a similar boat ( a new mom) I don’t now where the strength comes from but I am more than independent after being a mother.May be motherhood holds such power for the miracles. I am so positive about 2017. Wishing you all joy and prosperity to you and your family, especially the little angel.😍

    P.S : I read almost all your of your posts and I have not been able to say what ever I wanted to say as comments, as most of the reading happens on mobile and it is so unfriendly to comment😞

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