December 29, 2004

birthday happy

I have long felt that the way my birthday unfolds is a portent for the year to come. This is not necessarily a healthy superstition; if I see a bad movie that day or have a poor meal or a fight with my spouse, it takes on more and deeper meaning. I've tried hard to talk myself out of this mindset. It is, after all, just a day like any other day only I'm officially one year older at 1:33 p.m. But the part of my brain that made me hold my breath when passing cemeteries when I was a kid persists in this one and so I try always to craft a good day.

It has been a very good one, starting this year on the afternoon of the 28th and continuing as I write these words. The specifics don't matter but include good food, good movies and good conversation with good friends, both in the flesh and on the phone. I have therefore decided that the outlook for this coming year is not only good, but extremely and unusually social.

Works for me.

Posted by Tamar at December 29, 2004 11:12 PM

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad the day has been a good one. I think it's a year to be very proud of with your novel finished, a kindergarten successfully started, the drums, etc. Here's to another good year!

Posted by: Rachel at December 30, 2004 07:58 AM

Oh, shoot! I can't believe I missed it! Where IS my brain???

Happy belated birthday, my friend. Happy year, happy life, happy you. Looking forward to being part of it.

Posted by: Tiny Coconut at December 30, 2004 09:20 PM

My thoughts exactly. I'm deeply curious to know details of your auspisicous day, though I know that's against the rules :-)

Here's to that social, exploratory year!

Posted by: Chris at December 31, 2004 05:47 AM

I feel the same way, accentuated by the fact that my birthday actually falls on January 1st, so I'm always starting a new year.

Hello, btw. I'm another mom of a boy with HFA. I have seen so much of us in your story

Posted by: sleeky at December 31, 2004 01:38 PM

Happy [belated] birthday! I also feel strongly about birthdays and belive in always celebrating them in meaningful ways. I'm glad you had a good day and are looking forward to a good year.

Posted by: Laura at January 2, 2005 07:37 AM