Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fifty-seven and Counting

Another year older. But wiser? That's for other to decide.

Birthdays for kids are celebrations, events to commemorate their entry int the world and make them the center of the Universe for a time. Not my chance, it's also a day that gives adults the excuse to make a fuss and relive the joy of begin young.

Birthdays for grown-ups are usually just another day...though, if we're lucky, it's a day when people are nicer to us than usual, and we're excused from having to help.

New Year's is a time for remembering, as well as for looking ahead. But when you reach your fifties, it seems that birthdays are days for feeling old.

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