Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thirty

"Everything I know I learned after I was thirty."

~ George Clemenceau

Another birthday, another number. The big thirty. The thrill of rolling ahead with a dash yet holding back with a whimper, like that slim, slippery place between sleep and waking up. An envelop of expectations. A medley of confusions. Of leaving the waning wheel ruts behind. Of looking forward to a new horizon, painting a new sun. Of stealing a few carefree breaths before life's alarms go crazy.

A new beginning.


24 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture. Happy Birthday, Suman!

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    1. Thank you for the wishes, Vrinda. I'm glad you like the picture.

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  2. Hello Suman:
    How wonderfully you express this. And a very Happy Birthday to you. You will surely find, as we most certainly have, that as the years march on, but not too rapidly, we hope, life continues to be better and better.

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    1. Dear Jane and Lance, thank you for the very warm wishes. I absolutely trust your words, and would gladly look forward to all the surprises of life.

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  3. 30! Oh, my! I actually remember quite well the day I turned that age. But it was, err, should we say, some time ago. Not sure how much I've learned since, but hopefully there are one or two things.

    Happy birthday.

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    1. Thank you, Robert. Even that one or two counts, doesn't it now? I hope I'll go as far as to five! :-)

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  4. A wonderful age !!! Yes it's a new beginning. Happy Birthday !!

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    1. Thank you Celine, for all the lovely wishes. They sure made my day.

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  5. Hello Suman

    Wishing you a very happy birthday and may your year be filled with goodness and blessings. This is a wonderful age and so much joy ahead.
    Helen xx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely wishes, Helen. I'll certainly look forward to all the wonder!

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  6. Wishing you a very happy birthday Suman... Its always been pleasure to read your posts that are very well versed and delightful.

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    1. Zahir, thank you! You always say such kind things, they mean a lot to me. Keep visiting!

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  7. Nice one Suman :) I am sure it must be exciting to turn 30! Hope you had a nice birthday. Hope your ahead be exciting and lovely. :)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely wishes, Swati!

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  8. Beautiful and carefree picture. Wishing you a very very happy birthday Suman. Enjoy every stage and live life king size :)
    www.duringmytimes.com

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    1. Thank you for the wishes, Rajnish. I'm glad you like the picture, it was taken in a lazy mood while on an aimless long drive.

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  9. "30 is just 18 with 12 years experience!" Happy B'day..

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    1. Thank god, you stepped out of the anonymity finally! :-)
      I love that quote, thank you for thinking of me as that wise. How I wish I actually was so!

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  10. Hi Mickey,
    Don't worry about turning 30, its just 3 decades...
    and after 2 more decades, it will only be 1/2 a century.....
    So, enjoy each and every day to the fullest without counting it.
    Best wishes for your birthday afterwards.

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    1. That's quite reassuring, thank you!

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  11. Turning 30 is the best thing for a woman coz after she turns 30, she never ponders over her age...;)
    My only tension is- after I turn 30 in 2 years, would I be able to post a beautiful crisp write up like yours:(

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    1. You will be evergreen, be it 30 or 50. So don't you worry, gorgeous gal!

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