Monday, January 4, 2010

An Open Letter to Life

Dear Life

You have amazed me often and you continue to do so unabated. I have never been able to unravel you, understand you or fathom all you have. Whenever I have thought that I have you all sorted out, you have come back at me and startled me with your bag of magic tricks.

You remain a mystery to me with its own twists and turns. When I thought nothing will go wrong, I have seen me going downhill; when nearly all was lost I have risen again from nowhere. When looking for a new dawn the dark night has many times prolonged and when bracing for trouble unexpected glory has been bestowed.

I know I have been guilty of taking you for granted and have never given you the accolades you so richly deserve. Also I have only looked at your faults and ignored your goodness, which you have been so selfless to share with me. I also know the cribbing about faults and flaws has been one-sided; you have generously overlooked my anomalies time and again.

You have made me aware that you are not my only accomplice, others’ lives are also intertwined with my own irrespective if I like or not. I have planned my own escape routes many times but then there is your near relative called Destiny who like you has more surprises and shocks up his sleeve. But I must admit that my pursuit here remains relentless and sooner than later I will find my own heaven.

My journey with you has also included many crazy and unimaginable events, which I have only mindlessly initiated. Here I know I often wrongly blame you, after all I will have to bear the consequences of my choices. You have made me conscious, sometimes harshly, that I am only a farmer who is to meant to toil and struggle and will reap only what he sows

I wonder at times if you have been fair to me or not, if you have given me more surprises than asked for, if you have burdened me with too much. But you have always given me what I deserve and never what I desire; and in a way I am thankful to you for it for it has made me realize as to where I have been wrong

But unmindful of the love-hate relationship we share, I have always and always adored you. No matter what you have done to me you have never, I repeat never, denied me hope for which I am grateful and always shone the light at the end of tunnel, though many times it has turned out to be only an illusion. I don’t know how longer you will entertain me and when our incredible voyage will end but I must whole heartedly thank you for all you have done, all you have been and all you have stood for

Love you always
Pesto Sauce


  1. Dear Pesto,

    It's okay that you took me for granted, I doubt there is anyone who doesn't. Now that you have realised this, make the most of that you have. I'll give you a light at the end of the tunnel but it's upto you to walk towards it.



    P.S. Just felt like giving some gyaan. :P
    Happy New Year. :)

    - Ki

  2. What a beautiful post Pesto :)
    Btw I love the name.
    I had written a similar letter to the 'Universe' in my old blog.
    Made me smile though.
    Hope you don't mind that I have linked you on my blog.


  3. A very nice open letter. I could identify with it at places too. Hope you have a very blessed new year, Pesto! :)

  4. awww :) big hug coming to you pesto sauce

    PS: I am still searching for the name...kidhar hai???

  5. "denied me hope', that's a wonderful thing to say!

  6. I guess anyone who reads the post would be able to relate to it..

    Great post..Loved every word of it..

    Just thought of sharing this quote with you I read somewhere which aptly suits the situation..

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

  7. Hey , that was a beautiful post. In fact i have written something in the same vien , which you can read here..

  8. okieee...ummmm ...this si tough dude..i have 25 options to chose from..give me 5 alphabets and i will pick our your initial..done done..pls...i have to know your name.. will b my secret

  9. Nice post, Pesto. I hope your life is or will soon be everything that you deserve.

  10. Life's an oft repeated dream that all of us want to re-live, its what you pay for it that matters. All the best.

  11. Awwww :) u knw most of the times I keep thinking about it..that life's not that bad..but you have wonderfully penned thm down :)

  12. "Hope is the thing with feathers
    that perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without the words,
    And never stops at all..
    -- Emily Dickinson "

    I believe hope is life's greater gift than love.

  13. Dude...why don't you connect wid ur readers anonymously :D

    You so honest and fabulous wid ur writings that ur books wud sell like hot cakes!!

  14. Very nice letter.. It gives me inspiration to write one of these myself...

  15. hello pesto..
    seen a comment of urs at Dhanya's place.
    thought who d hell is followed up here..have been reading all ur posts right from the top(no work..corner place..i guess u know what one does..)It was nice reading u..but this post caught me..too good man. love your letter to life..felt like my words delivered from someone else's pen...nandu