Birthdays are bittersweet reminders of ….
…who we are.
…who we were.
…who we want to be.
Birthdays are bittersweet reminders of…
….time that has passed.
…time that is left.
Birthdays are beautiful reminders of the human experience that we all share. No matter who we are, birthdays come and keep coming, marking out increments of our short time here on Earth.
Perhaps all of the attention that we lavish on our children on their special day has something to do with our own sense of time. We can hardly believe that our babies are turning 1 or 10 or 18, or 35 or even 50…for in our eyes they are exactly that: our babies.
But in the glow of those candles and in the soft silence of that inhale before they are blown out, we should pause in the light and celebrate life.
Life will be bitter. Life will be sweet.
No matter what you wish for.