Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How about a Decade?


I have this odd memory from my days in Bombay, which I think is most appropriate for the run-up to my twentieth birthday. Some crime show was playing on TV - I think it was 'India's Most Wanted,' which was seriously popular back then.The episode was about an eight or nine year-old boy who was killed by a truck-driver (as far as I can recall).

I don't remember what happened next, but I do remember asking myself how it would feel not to complete even one decade of your life. I was maybe six or seven then. The idea of living for a full decade - seeing the world for ten whole years was so tantalizing then.

And now, it's been two decades. I've nearly completed my first score. But of that boy, I do wonder...

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