Friday, April 04, 2008

My birthday

It was my birthday yesterday and Time just, sort of, inhaled that day out of my life. It began suddenly and ended abruptly, with a million things happening at work, missing so many calls, attending so many more, and finally finishing up and reaching home at midnight.

What was really nice was getting a call from my cousin’s fiancĂ©. Last year, there were a few people in my life. By this year, they have exited and made place for new ones. I really like this dynamism of the circle of life.

I have a little nephew now, who loves having his face splashed with water. I have a new would be sis-in-law who keeps notes of people’s birthdays. I have new little neighbour who chugs watermelon juice every morning while his mum hums a nursery rhyme. I have some really nice colleagues who got me flowers and organized a lovely cake. I don’t particularly like chocolate, but the color of this cake was such a rich, mesmerizing brown. I immediately thought of a beautiful horse with a glossy sheen galloping on a beach.

My birthday, this year, wasn’t a rich, multi-layered, creamy, decadent pastry. It was a rather homely slice of warm and sweet raisin bread.

Quite a nice surprise!

17 comments:

WaitingforSunshine said...

Wish you a very happy and blessed birthday.

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Serendipity said...

Heres wishing you a wonderful and a lovely year ahead :)

Chugs said...

belated wishes :)

Mukta said...

Hi all,

Thank you so much!

Satandit said...

~~Hi, first of a belated happy b'day.2nd, i read about you on ajeyas blog, and I have made it a habit to trust his judgement on the bloggers he reccomends.Now,to you..I do love the way you write...its...fresh...and nice...
Will keep visiting for more~~

Collection Of Stars said...

Belated birthday wishes to you. Am glad you enjoyed your birthday :)

Ajeya said...

Hey Mukta, Here's to a wonderful day and year ahead. Wish you the very best! And keep writing. It's wonderful to read. :)

Unmana said...

hey, belated birthday wishes!

neha said...

here's wishing you very happy birthday :)

Mukta said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

:-D

crab said...

Belated B'day Wishes... :-)

Mukta said...

Hi Crab

Thank you

crab said...

:-)

mistercrowley said...

happy belated :)

Mukta said...

Thanks Crowley!