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Birthday musings

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” ~ Lucille Ball

Thanks to everyone who called, messaged and mailed (and also left messages on Facebook, Orkut, Twitter) yesterday to wish me. Yes, I completed yet another year!

Touched by the light

Arggh.

Age seems to be in a hurry to take over right now just as I’m beginning to apply the brakes and trying to tell it to go slow.

The secret however, I have realised, lies in Lucille Ball’s wise statement. Not so much the part about living honestly or lying about age.

It’s the bit about eating slowly. I think it’s very important to eat slowly and I’m going to endeavour to get it right. I eat way to fast, mostly when I get really excited about the food πŸ™‚

So a couple of weeks after going for the Auroville marathon, I decided to head there again as I hadn’t quite had my fill the last time. This time around, there was loads more time to chill out, relax and taken in the sunshine. Loads more cycling (and falling off, when will this end?!), walking and eating. A bit of yoga, a flute recital and a lot of relaxing!

Love and light

Stayed in a guest house where the lady had 21 cats, most of them black. Can you imagine a whole load of black cats staring malevolently at you with unblinking green eyes? Yes, I am sure you get the picture.

What's going on in my garden?

But I thought I’d herald in the birthday quietly as I have the feeling that I’m in for a noisy and hectic year ahead!

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19 Comments

  1. Kishan says

    I missed it…belated birthday wishes!!

    Nice way to remind ppl who forgot to wish you πŸ˜‰

    Have a great year ahead and continue you excite us with your pictures πŸ™‚

  2. thanks kishan πŸ™‚

    cindy/snid: thanks! haha. yes, and they kept reminding me of my very own kit kit!

    srinidhi: thanks!

  3. Sorry I missed it, as I am not a regular in any of the social networking sites that you mentioned. So here goes my belated B’Day wishes. Shine on and keep moving. More pics, more books to read, more miles to cover by travel and in all this snake through the crazy traffic to the ‘rozi roti’ center πŸ™‚ Have fun !!!!

  4. hey Anita,
    Sorry…missed your bday! Happy returns and dont worry about the age ! chill !

    Loved your header picture! Beautiful I say!

    And looks like you had a good time in Pondicherry too πŸ™‚ But black cats??? I, thanks to all the Bollywood/Hollywood movies, relate black cats to pret/aatma stuff !! Spooky!!

  5. I have already wished u on orkut …. but once MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY
    Jeeo Hazaaro Saal !

  6. thanks for the wishes, everyone!

    @ m: thanks!

    black cats yes. but they weren’t really spooky. just a lot of them πŸ™‚

  7. hey Belated bday wishes !!
    The pic in d head bar looks gr88!! Standing in the middle of a busy street are you? πŸ™‚
    Btw I was happy to know that u too were an Infoscion.All for values…eh?

  8. Hey anita, belated birthday wishes….continue to explore the world for years to come!!! πŸ™‚

  9. @ fibinse: thanks! i was actually standing at the side, not the middle and that’s mg road!

    that’s a fact that i keep under wraps and don’t like discussing on my personal blog πŸ™‚

    @ Anu: thanks so much!

  10. btw, did you get that bicycle b’day gift? hope on with the camera, and move along at a slow pace. easier to just get off and take a photo. much easier than a car.

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