Thursday, October 16, 2008

28

Belongs to a decade that no longer allows you the privilege of individual candles, each representing a year. Unless she gets a really large cake. One that she will have to bake herself. And that just means more birthday cake for breakfast, late afternoon and midnight snacks for a week. 28 is also not a 'special' year like 18, 30 or 60, so no joint numeral candles. Instead she has to pick out the numbers separately. There is a 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 7 and a 9. But no 8. She stands before the rack of wax numbers, conflicted. A year up or a year down? Or just a 2? Or no candles at all? Or should she get the lotus that blooms and blares out Happy Birthday on the banjo? Perhaps the universe is telling her not to expect much from this year. That it's going to be another hazy 365 days that she will look back on a few years from now and not be able to remember much from. Why celebrate it at all then? Why bother bringing in another 12 months of bland work days, weekends cleaning the fridge and restocking it, taking bags of plastic bottles and newspapers to the recycling plant and looking for strands of white hair? She would skip 28 she decided. Yes, that was it. 28 was not going to exist. She slips the red candle in to her shopping basket and heads to the till. Her melting birthday gift to herself would be another heady year of 21.

11 comments:

alice-in-wonder said...

Heh. Your Birthday? Wish you a happy one .. :)

A typo somewhere.. you have put down '365 years' :)

SUR NOTES said...

aha! birthday time... have a good day...

buddy said...

beautiful!

mumbaigirl said...

Happy Birthday!

abhi said...

There should be ban on anyone under-30. Happy birthday and all...hmph!

Krishnan said...

Happy Birthday and my love to Boot.

fishbowl said...

:) Rather cynical way to bring in the Birthday...Happy BIrthday:)

AKM said...

Ah, a birthday ? Wishes and all.

No offence, but ..
the writing I thought, a bit rusty ?

B o o said...

Happy Birthday! Cant wait for you to join this side of the 30s! Hurry fast! :)

madcatfiles said...

Oh you dont give up that easily do you??? Try this.. take some brown choc cream and write it on the cake "Happy 28yrs of Being a Woman"! In that way.. you dont have to have a big cake and eat it for weeks! You can also cut the sentenses like a short SMS "Appy 28yrs of b'ng a WMAN" :) !!

cheap viagra said...

My 28th birthday was one of my best ones, I went to Hawaii and wow, the party was wild.