Happy Birthday, Smoke Your Worries Away

So why isn’t there a sad sunglass emoji?

To show that I am unhappy and yet I am cool!

Imagine being at a place where you feel at equal peace between happiness and sadness. Where is that place? is such a place eve possible? And would you want to be there? Is that even the right question, or should it be – wouldn’t you want to be there?

You know every time I forget her birthday, I tell her to be happy over the fact that she has achieved yet another chance to celebrate my forgetfulness in her own way!  

Do we have it in us to forget what we couldn’t achieve, and celebrate what we did?

Imagine being neutral over our ruinations. It is diffcult of course. Now imagine being happy despite the ruinations. Even more difficult. And now imagine celebrating the ruinations. I mean you would say I am mad, won’t you?

Sometimes, said Charlie Bown, you lie in bed at night and you don’t have a single thing to worry about. That always worries me.

What if we could just smoke our worries away? Kya aap apni har fikr ko dhuen mein uda sakte hain?

No I haven’t lost my mind dear readers. Sometimes it gets scared and runs away. Then I think to myself, was I happy then, or am I happy now? And so you must bear with me. If you have found anything similar between what I have written so far and the song ‘har fikr ko dhuen mein udata chala gaya’ filmed on Dev Anand, then believe you me it is not coincidental at all. On 26th September 23 we celebrated his 100th birth anniversary. And I was wondering how to contribute to it. And, today morning I woke up with this song in my mind. And this blog has been written in reverse order of the stanzas that appear in this unforgettable, iconic song. Apni fikr ko dhuen mein udana – what a powerful thing to learn! 

Born Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand, he gave us fantastic movies. My favourite is Jewel Thief, a 1967 romantic crime thriller. Somewhere in my sub conscious mind it were thrillers like these that prompted me to write a romantic mystery thriller of my own – Love Swipe Blackmail. As we step into his 101st birth year, share with me movies of his that you remember him by. And remember to smoke your worries away, but without a cigarette.

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