Monday, February 27, 2006

A special 'Thank u!'

It is incredible how much people support you when you are on your way to make things happen and to launch your dreams. This morning, when my article came out in Indian Express, I excitedly announced it to all my friends and their response was thrilling. I thought I could probably expect a few words of encouragement but nothing more, since everyone is busy in their own little day-to-day world, with work, home and meeting several pressing needs. But never expected the flow of messages to my inbox, that too on a lazy Friday!

I remember a famous actress stating a few years back, that
Adulation and admiration does not affect an artist or a creative person much because they generally work towards satisfying their own creative needs.

Agreed. On one note, you simply cannot get carried away by all that. The need to satisfy one's own creative thirst will be far higher. But in the hindsight, if we were working for plain soul-satisfaction alone, we wouldn't be showcasing our work for all the world to see. We would probably indulge in it and then keep the resulting piece, (masterpiece or otherwise!;)) locked up inside our house! And this is even more true in case of artists and creative people than others.

But, in truth, we need, if not actively seek, encouragement and appreciation. History has stood witness to the fact that even small encouragement has brought about big difference in an individual or a team's performance in critical conditions! There are moments when we get it from an external source like a friend, colleague, neighbour, parents, a kid or a total stranger. At others, we have to find it from the depths of our own self. But the right word, at the right time when spoken in the right way makes the real difference, irrespective of who utters it.

So, this is for all those people who have been the encouraging force behind every single accomplishment of mine. And also for my readers.Thanks for those words. Even when we are supremely confident, there will be times when things don't go as we plan and doubts start creeping in...more than now, at those times, such words mean a lot!

They keep the spirit going! :)


At 6:35 AM, Blogger ahbay said...

Its really very great to know tht, u started writing for Indian Express...bcos this is for the first time that, i am interacting with such of my friend also writes...for IE...but not in touch now.

Its a passion for U...u r not just writing for the sake of wht ever u r gng to write...its gng to come from ur heart...and it will be beautiful...I will look forward for those articles!

Wish U All the Best and Gr8 Luck!
May God bless U!


At 8:00 PM, Blogger VineethaAthrey said...

@Abhay: :))Thanks for your conviction Abhay! I could summarize it all by borrowing Robert Frost's lines:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

At 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel excited to hear that ur article is posted in one of the leading news papers of India.
COming to encouragement , its like a mantra which can toss up a loser to winner at high times..
friends,are greatest admirers and i believe that an applause in time helps them to reach the skies...

I like the way ur blog is presented which showcased ur thoughts well..
But i would like to remind that in practical life there are many times where u dont get enough of what u deserve..
u got to be optimist at the same time got to be solid enough even when u dont receive what u expect from the soc0iety...
at the same time i do agree that when there is no appreciation creativity gradient goes steep and u got to self start ur self.
Keep going and refine ur thoughts..
I do will read ur article though i donot have the habit of reading..
all THe BEST AAThrey & wish u a great life..


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