Festivals are seasons during which one celebrates. Perhaps, they came into being for this purpose. Today being a festive day, i'm suppose to be celebrating. Frankly, i'm happy that festivals come now and then. I can visit Bengalooru on such occasions!
Well, festivals do not mean much to me. But, i do like the mood that hangs in the environment. That which bursts with goodness, energy, excitement. It's nice to see people shopping, fancy hoardings, glittering clothes, streets lit up, the lights and all that. I'm not anti-festival, mind you.
Festivals of a different kind also visit us. Birthdays(of various kinds), anniversaries(again, of various types), the day when i get my results, or when i finish my semester exams, whatever it may be. We do celebrate those days, don't we?
We don't need special days earmarked for celebration. What we do need is an approach to do that. Celebrations should not be limited to these red-lettered days.
Nature has provided us innumerable reasons for us to rejoice. To see a butterfly sit on one's arm for more than a minute, a gentle smile on a kid's face, somebody wishing you in the morning, to read something that interests you, wearing your favourite pair of pants.. be it anything.
Can't we afford ourselves that extra bit? Without any obstacles or blemishes....
Happy Gowri(festival) and Ganesha Chaturthi!