You weren’t a good friend, come to think of it you weren’t much of anything except a source of constant grief. I am not sorry to see you go, in fact I would say I am glad but I am not going to even dignify that sentiment in relation to you. But then I realize I have something you cannot take away which are my friends, my family and best of all my brand new wife, Preeti so perhaps I can begrudge you a bit of a farewell. Except today is just another day, and that’s how I plan to spend it. No parties, no celebrations just a night in with my beautiful Preeti, just the 2 of us lying next to each other, savoring the closeness and the love of all the ones dear to us in memory.
You weren’t easy to deal with. From taking a dear family member, giving me a stroke to afflicting the love of my life with a life changing disease, I can definitely say you have made it a mission to be memorable except you are not. I am not going to give you that power. Instead, you get this tiny post almost 2 hours before you die in my memory. You don’t exist, and if you plan to tell your friend 2011 to do the same, then it will get the same middle finger.
I am not bitter. I am not angry. I am just done. I know what I have in my life, and guess what, I know I am rich in that. Forget money, forget fame, forget the material things or the many meaningless promises I have made at other New Year Eve’s. I have what I need and want. Now all that’s left is for the rest of the year to recognize that they have been reduced to numerical symbols, meaning nothing except for the passage of time. If you thought you were going to beat me down, 2010, you were mistaken.
Hear me out 2011, you might want to stay on your best behavior before you, too become another torn out calendar. You have been warned.
Also, 2010, FUCK YOU.
- Friday::Farewell 2010 (hkpowerstudio.wordpress.com)