Once upon a time, when I was young and had a lot more hair on my head, I would blog regularly — often do nothing but post numerous silly links through the day. Then times changed and like Samson after his haircut, with my rapidly thinning hair, I lost any urge to write and to post anything online. I haven't blogged for exactly eight months (I had even forgotten my password to the blog and it took some amount of head scratching and concentrated thought to remember it). Times have changed. Professional and personal circumstances in this period weren't exactly conducive to shake myself from the daily chore of getting through the day to write something else.
To tell the truth, not much has changed about my life after these eight months — some of the living is decidedly bleaker and soul-sapping with little prospect of changing for the better. But then, knowing that like Samson I can't expect the hair on my head to grow back, I could at least make use of the little I have left (while I still can) to start writing again. So I have decided to make a concerted effort to return to my abandoned blog and scribble and scratch something out whenever I can. As of now, I can't make any resolutions to be regular but I have decided to blog whenever I can, on whatever I can.
I expect the journey back will be tough (is anybody still lurking on this blog?) — Something I realized as soon as I tried to get my rusty brain to type out this post. The writing for the blog no longer comes with the same ease or intensity as it once did (not that it was exactly easier earlier). While this was expected, the struggle to think and write is still shocking. Hopefully, with some practice, and a few more posts, I'll find myself back in the right frame of mind.
Meanwhile readers, if any, please come back and watch this space as it resumes in fits and starts over the next few days.
(Phew! Time to wipe the sweat off my brow!)