By Edmond Y. Azadian
The time machine grinds its way to eternity, while humankind tries to saddle the time in its Lilliputian and desperate struggle to give a sense to its beginning and the end which defines his life.
The New Year is a benchmark invented byman, tomeasure his existence on the planet.
As we descend from the grander scheme of things to the level of our individual lives, we all have ambitions as vast as our universe. But come next New Year, we find ourselves in the same position, with our long list of unaccomplished wishes, and we once again ride on the back of the stallions of our hope.
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity becomes comprehensible to the individual, as he/she compares his/her New Year’s wish list with those of less fortunate people. Our wishes are commensurate with our needs. We dream of fulfilling our wishes during the next calendar year and we are more sanguine about the wishes especially at the threshold of a New Year.
As I sat pondering about my wishes for the coming year, I came across a sobering article in the daily Azg published in Yerevan, by one of the regular contributors to the paper, Marietta Khatchatryan. And before engaging in ambitious dreams, I found out that simple things, which we take for granted in our lives, have a lasting impact on the lives of the ordinary citizens in Armenia.