SEEING THE LIGHT
In the entry prior to this I promised to blog about an interesting visual event, one I experienced two weeks ago, on my birthday. A few notes, first.
I had a quiet birthday. Worked most of the day, felt a little tired, didn't realize it was a precurser to a slight bout of Diabetes-related-Anemia coming on. Was surprised as I left for the day to find a GIGANTIC birthday card from my cohorts. A huge card, in the shape of a pickle.
THE PASSAGE OF TIME
The prior blog entry was a prelude to my birthday. The big one, 50. Half a century.
I had a comforting phone call with The Curmudgeon, a close friend 12 years my senior who agreed that 50 is a toughie. 60, he said is in some ways worse, in others ways not so. Yet it goes by much quicker.
50 MINUS 4 AND COUNTING
I am about to have my 50th birthday.
On Thursday, March 14th, I enter my sixth decade. This has been a
catalyst to a great deal of reviewing of events and years past, and a
lot of thinking about the tremendous changes brought about during [my]
past decade. And thus here comes a lengthy ramble on a good many
topics, all relating to the passage of time, birthdays past, and some
of the characters along the way.