• February 19, 2017

Thirty Four

This is going to be a dark one, isn’t it? It is the ninth year you are doing this and motivation seems to be on short supply this time. Especially when the year that has been was 2016. But let’s at least try. You owe it to your downtrodden spirit. Despite your annoying tendency to […]

  • February 19, 2016

Thirty Three

It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. That about sums up your year doesn’t it? The sea of change very nearly engulfed you but I would be surprised if after all these years you haven’t learned to claw through the muddiest of muds. You are a messy fighter. You’ve […]

  • February 19, 2015

Thirty Two

February always feels like a period of awakening. You spent the last year oscillating between extremes. The result was a disjointed, confused and fatigued self. But things are never really as bad as they seem, are they? Perhaps the key is in appreciating the small burst of joyful moments. You and your better half executed […]

  • February 19, 2014

Thirty One

The past year has been a steady stream of incremental changes. Like hot lava preparing for rupture, the murmuring bubbles are a premonition of what is to come. You seem to have come to terms with the demise of your carefree youth, and gotten a stronger hold of your insecurities. Good for you. But try […]

  • February 19, 2013


I find myself thrust into an abyss of arid non-happenings when reminiscing your past year. As if on cue, the left brain began its defensive and reactionary search for applause-worthy items in theAchievements compartment. To be fair, you did have some splendid moments, and the result card yields not hearty sighs. But you seemed to […]

  • February 19, 2012

Twenty Nine

You’ve had a hell of a year. An introspective summary would reveal a messy graph, the peaks and valleys fluctuating unpredictably and to asynchronous frequencies. Somewhere in between your serial conquests and breathless finales, there were surreptitious glimpses of doubtful pauses. Concocting that magic cocktail of fun and pain is a skill which you have […]

  • February 19, 2011

Twenty Eight

And you sat there. The cliff overlooking a sea of could-be’s and would-be’s, and you ponder in bewilderment the scarcity of the choices you are confronted with. Kuhn would call this a paradigm shift, something revolutionary should be in sight. But what is soul rattling to you is the improbability of narrowing it down to […]

  • February 19, 2010

Twenty Seven

There will never be a wrong time to say this, but I really do think you are shaping up as a fine young lady. There are still some kooks and kinks burrowed somewhere under that impeccable camouflage of yours which perhaps you’re still figuring out how to refine, but if there is one thing I […]

  • February 19, 2009

Twenty Six

The truth is, one day you wake up and realize your life is on autopilot. And it has been so for a long time. It seems like somewhere in your sleep you left behind that restless disobedience and decided it was time to let some clichéd world-weariness set in. What was nothing more than a […]