Twenty years up, and as anyone with Google or perhaps the right statistics can tell you – as an Indian Woman, I have 46.66 years to go. That’s one third gone… Today doesn’t feel any different from yesterday or the day before, but one more to the counter that man created when he chopped up time into what he considered as regular intervals. No earth shattering changes, no reassessment of life and a change in the way I live or am treated, really.

People change. Fact of life. People ought to grow. And I certainly hope that I have. Grown, that is.

Two decades spent here, and it's been unbelievable. That seems like so long to have invested in one project, in one item, one life. Then you look back, and wonder, where did time fly? Here I am, and I have spent that much… And you know the best part? I have just begun.

So yeah. I've hardly wished anyone on their birthday on time. No reason why I should be an exception.
Happy Birthday to me.
Belated, of course.


19 responses to “XX

  1. u write beatifully girl….

  2. Belated wishes πŸ™‚

    found her at last, didntcha.. where was she hiding?

  3. congrats…one more year of sustained life …

  4. Hey! A belated happy birthday to you!

  5. haz – thank you. πŸ™‚

    harish – I looked under the cupboard, and under the bed, and in a host of other places. *gag alert* Bur she was inside me.

    -poison- Yes, and I’m looking at many more, and not at sustainance levels.

    phoenix – thank you!

    asshish – thanks yaar. πŸ˜€

  6. Nice to see you back Camphor. Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday. Looking fwd to seeing more of you πŸ™‚

  7. hey!!! happy happy birthday!! hope u had a blast!!! πŸ˜€

    and i see ur muse is back!! awesome!! πŸ˜€

  8. Congratulations!
    Hope you keep writing. You know, writing is a part of the growth process. It helps you compare notes with yourself after another decade. Ignoring the subjective influences, any difference is the maturity factor.

  9. hey happy birthday !!!!
    just visited your blog some interesting stuff
    love the smell of camphor
    isn’t this the element that evaporates from solid state to varour without converting to liqiud
    don’t mind me asking i’ve left science way back in school

  10. There has been only one thing in life that is permanent. “Change”. In your case definitely for the better (from whatever I know of you through your lines).

    Hope you get the best of everything in life girl!
    Good to see you back and rolling.

  11. Dont think about the 20 years you’ve already wasted…think about the 40 odd years you still have to waste! πŸ˜›

  12. WA – It’s nice to be back. πŸ˜€ Thank you!

    S – Thanku, thanku!

    Pradeep – That’s precisely why I didn’t stop writing, I just didn’t write good stuff, so I never posted it.

    onmyowntrip – at low pressures, yes, Camphor does do that. πŸ˜€ Your science is not so far behind you after all.

    incognito – Ah, yes, change. I wonder why we don’t like it unless we are used to change, in which case change is not a change?

    the man in the box – I shall indeed contemplate it deeply πŸ˜›

  13. hey girl..
    good to have u back on blogger!!
    long time!
    happy birthday (belated, of course)
    errrmmm… wen was it? (for next yr)

    neways.. keep posting.

  14. aesa – good to be back, girl. πŸ˜€ It’s on the 7th.

  15. hmmm…happy birthday…do I know you?

  16. happy birthday, belated though it is.
    And welcome to the big two 0.

  17. Well, happy birthday. And welcome to the twenties .. things aren’t all that different here, one assures you. You just pretend to be a bit more grown-up.

  18. Monk ~ I should hope so. I have been practiacally stalking you, remember? Who was the first commentator on your laters post, hmmm? You owe me (another!) apology…

    DC ~ Thankie!

    One ~ Thank you, and I’m tired of pretence. Perhaps one will actually grow up.. though one does not view that prospect with much enthusiasm.

  19. happy nelated birthday
    and i love watching the moon too
    it’s most beautiful and serene and to think it has the power to make the tides rise and fall!
    loved what yopu wrote
    do stop by my blog too

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