What’s special about growing a year older?


My (then) boyfriend’s birthday was coming up and plans included the usual cake and a fancy party. He’d been ranting about how a birthday wasn’t such a big deal anymore, and that there isn’t anything special about growing a year older.

Being allergic to cliches, I started scheming and plotting towards making that birthday unforgettable. Soon enough, I landed on an idea that made even friends wait for his birthday – parasailing!

What’s better was that he didn’t know till we got to our destination (a two hour car journey followed by a bumpy camel cart ride) what waited for him. We let the organisers break it to him that we were all going to be sailing the skies! And of course, the expression that followed was worth a million bucks!

– Sandhya