happy birthday… (to me!!)

this weekend, i got a year older than what i used to be…. not that anyone grows younger, but there comes a day that marks itself in your calendar as your “birthday”. surprisingly i had a lot of wishes this year compared to the last one. thought i would list down the names of all the people who wished me this time as a token of my appreciation..

so here goes the list from 9th night onwards… varsha, natasha, pooja, saj, surya, john, narayya, imran, shobith, amit, manu, alok, ramesh, sayed, kuku, dad, mom, bro, greeshma, gauthaman, pembi aunty, kannan, shereen, srinadh, joyce, ajay, rashmi ajay, cinobi, priya, big d, regis, nidhitha, tina, yogi, santosh, prem, miya, kishore, nikki, sashwat, nisha aunty, thiru, sanju, oviyan, chiku, madhan, aravind s, roopa, hari, aarthi, vaishali, raju, nagarajan, divya… hope i haven’t missed anyone.. 🙂

this day went on well as usual.. looking forward for this day in a couple of years.. when it would read 10.10.10.10.10.10 🙂 wondering what’s in store for me this year, last year had a whole bunch of surprises, hope i am not caught unwares this time around 😉

on this day i am looking at the calendar, waiting for another year of total indifference. i am writing this note to myself with a couple of drinks with a mood to collapse and forget this wasted year of clinging on to memories that you will never get back. good friends appear and disappear like a shooting star, guess that is typical someday as i sing happy birthday to me!!!

something that inspired me and what i really would like to put to practice was what this man said.. one of the greatest formula 1 drivers in history… none other than Ayrton Senna – “I want to live fully, very intensely. I would never want to live partially, suffering from illness or injury. If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs my life, I hope it happens in one instant.”

and so it did, on May 1, 1994, in the San Marino Grand Prix, where his (Ayrton Senna) race-leading Williams inexplicably speared off the Imola track and hit the concrete wall at Tamburello corner. Frank Williams during the mourning said: “Ayrton was no ordinary person. He was actually a greater man out of the car than in it.” ~ courtesy Formula1.com

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