My grandson and I share birthdays (3 days apart) and I just got back from celebrating with him and other members of my family. On the way home, (a five hour trip) I had a chance to think about past birthdays and to contemplate the reality of growing older. It really is a catch 22. On one hand, I’ve accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and experience over the years. On the other, I’m getting too old to remember it.
Anyway, I thought I’d kept my birthday low key but I returned to a ton of happy birthday emails. Somehow my birthday popped up all over the internet. I was surprised at how very pleasantly surprised I was to receive these notes.