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#Hope

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Said Andy Dufresne to Red in Shawshank Redemption.

Was watching this epic scene last night and I guess it stayed in my subconscious mind. Surprisingly, I had a dream last night. I don’t get dreams usually and when I get it I can somehow remember every bit of it. So, yes I had this dream. A positive one.

So in my dream, I was chilling on a beach in Goa with my closest buddies. I remember this one particular scene. It was a beautiful sunny morning in Goa. I see myself on a treadmill (can you believe it). And later we head for a nice breakfast. Lots of options on the menu to pick from. Juices, eggs, muffins, croissants, breads, coffee. The place is kind of sufficiently full. Neither too many, nor too less. Happy friends and families and their pets.

Post that we head for some ‘spiritual’ enlightenment and the scene is similar. That sunset was beautiful. I remember having passionate conversations with my friends. I didn’t see myself being on phone (which is very me). But spending time having real conversations. It was a great feeling. Taking time in between to stay in touch with people on the phone.

Then back to work (yes, the dream is not over). Usual traffic but people better behaved. I see people taking care of themselves. More hygiene and precautions. I see something different. People doing things they used to do but they are doing it differently. Enjoying with care. Living with purpose.

I woke up and had a big smile. But then got on to Twitter and TV and it’s the usual negativity floating around. But I sensed that it had less impact on me today compared to other days. I thought to myself what was different today? I guess it’s getting up with hope. Hope for a better tomorrow. A tomorrow that was shaped by our yesterday and today. Where we learnt from our mistakes and tried to become a better version of ourselves. I strongly believe that our post covid journey would be a better version of our pre covid journey. A more informed and more purposeful.

I don’t know how many of you hoped for something similar while reading this. But if you’re sad about what’s happening around, know that This too shall pass. And go ahead and hope for a life you’d want for yourself and when you get a chance, make sure to Live it.

Hope. Coz Andy says “…. Hope is a good thing”


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