Friday, January 4, 2008

A Giant 'Leap'

Another year just breezed by. It’s been one of those years which just decide to jump out of the blue, take you by surprise and before you know it, its over. When you try to remember what happened in those 365 days, you draw a big blank. Well it’s not a ’big’ blank for me, coz if nothing else, I completed another year in college, but apart from that everything is a blank.

So when midnight came and ushered a new year, I was still staring blankly into space through the mad crowd foot stomping and tried to get over the fact that another year had just passed. Damn! What happened to my dream of being a rock star by the time I was 18???

Just then a friend walked by.
“So what’s your new year resolution?” she quizzed.
“Eh?” I looked at her, getting out of my trance, “am I supposed to make one?”
“Of course! Everyone makes one.” She laughed.
“What resolution do I make?” I asked racking my brain for one.
“well that’s totally your choice!” she laughed and got up, “My resolution is to booze less, but then again, resolutions are meant to be broken.” She winked.

I decided to go and join the dancing crowd as my mind continued racing trying to find a resolution easy enough to keep. Hopelessly my feet tried to keep pace with the speed of my whirring brain but eventually my mind outraced the beats and my steps and I landed up where I began…on the couch.

I tried to remember the mistakes I had made in the past year, hoping to correct them. But again, all I had done in the last year was fool around. The year just seemed to be one big complete mistake. Probably the best part of the year was that it was finally over. And then the solution hit me, my resolution was simple and straight forward.

Here goes – I decided to make the year go by a little slower. Confused?? Let me explain. This is how my theory works - jam pack the year with memories. Some good, some bad. 2007 is one year which is missing from my memory and I definitely don’t want another year to go the same way. So I decided to make this year as memorable as possible. And the time began now…

I walked to the cocktail counter to celebrate my newfound resolution to find my friend guzzling up her third cocktail. She broke her resolution in ten minutes flat. I hope to keep mine for longer.

Well I can’t lose. I’ll definitely have more memories than the last year. Try as I might, there is no possible way I could break this resolution even if I wanted to. How? I’ll leave that to u. figure it out. Oh by the way, did I mention that this happens to be a leap year? ;)