Monday, December 26, 2011

A toast to 2011


As 2011 draws to a close I feel the happiness and satisfaction that flows through the system after partaking a varied, unusual and delicious banquet which satisfies all the senses. I find myself more content and fulfilled than I have ever been. For this I must give thanks and I raise my gilaas of strong South Indian filter coffee to my many many friends. There are those who have always been my anchors since eternity, many new ones, the virtual friends who have transmogrified momentarily into reality, the real ones from my past who are now purely virtual and the wholly virtual ones - all of you who have changed my life so much for the better with your kindness, thoughtful actions, your thoroughly enjoyable company, help, laughter and love, I couldn’t have done it without you all.

To that person who once thumped the table and made that grease induced declaration over an empty plate of Gobi Manchurian saying, “You are responsible for who you attract into your life”, I take another slurp of super strong filter coffee, thump the table back and reply, “Yes, dahling, absolutely true!”

I wish each one of you reading this, an enjoyable new year ahead.



16 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

I clink my glass with yours Priya... who knows the surprises and opportunities that will arise next year.. we only have to recognize them. My Best.

GB said...

To Gobi manchurians and friends! May 2012 be filled with all that and more........

:D

Happy everything Priya!

ArtPropelled said...

Priya, you make me smile. A clink of the gilaas from here. Wishing you all the best for 2012!

EMBELLISHER said...

Cheers to a magnetic 2012 may you and all you choose to create be simply irresistable. Its going to be a fantastic year.

Perfect Witch said...

Bonne Année to you my friend!

pRiyA said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. The Plum Tree is what it is because you wonderful people visit and acknowledge :-)

vineeta said...

What a beautiful post! And an even more beautiful illustration - if I may say that. I read and wondered if I made it to your list of virtual/real friends :) Thank you for a year filled with your illustrative inspiration. We look forward to more. You raise the bar of the Indian art/blogworld with your honesty and talent, both of which I am in awe of.

pRiyA said...

That's a beautiful comment and a compliment I truly treasure Vineeta. Thank you. You too are as much an inspiration to me.

ps: Nothing at all to wonder about making it to my list. Total friendship struck over that empty plate of chocolate thing...

RustyNeurons said...

Wishing you a wonderful, eventful and a happy new year ahead! Beautiful drawings, as always.

Best fishes to Cindy too!

pRiyA said...

Thank you Rusty. Cindy appreciates you comment very much too :-)

Julie Lapointe said...

Thank you so much Priya! May your year 2012 be filled with creativity and joy...
Bonne année!!!

pRiyA said...

New Year wishes in French. How nice :-)

Tororo said...

Thanks so much for the wishes! And as the year still hasn't ended (not completely :) ) I'll just (for now) reply: Bon bout d'an! (disclaimer: it's not proper French. ;) They say so in the southernmost part of southern France only)

Sophie Munns said...

Now thats some toast...can you come to my place Priya and make one of these sensational speeches...

Your a star...always lovely to drop into your world!
Sx

hila said...

yes, happy new year!

Arch at Rang said...

Agree with "You are responsible for who you attract into your life”- 100%

Clinking my cup of masala chai to your south indian filter kapi tumbler!

Arch