Do You Celebrate Your Birthday?
To me, it’s just another day … my Birthday is May 1963 and this year l turned 56 – l received a birthday card from Suze, Scrappy, my mother, Suze’s real brother and his wife – So 4 cards and in my eyes that is a lot of cards!! I am NOT big on the whole birthday celebration thing – it all seems so farsical you know?
l was born in 1963 and l was 0? 1964 and l was supposedly 1.
Okay, well what about the 9 months in the womb does that not amount to anything? Does that NOT mean that when l was born in 1963 l was already 9 months of age?
Now this isn’t a debate on the rights and wrongs of birth versus abortion because l have very different opinions on that as well as contraception and none of them fall in line with my 9 month theory. I was born therefore my philosophy is bollocks to your l am only zero old, as far as l am concerned l am already 57! But maybe this is an alternative debate for Magazine On A Bench when it is released later this year as a series.
But that’s not the question … Today Suze is 58 – she is 18 months my senior and is feeling old apparently – doesn’t look forwards to getting older and doesn’t like to discuss her age … another question grouping somewhere in the future l feel. Me, l am not bothered … maybe as previously discussed it’s easier for men? But l have never been bothered about age, ageing, getting older and so on – so what? We are born, we live and we die …it’s our job to make life as much of the adventure as we can – because basically shit happens, we live and we die!
BUT, l have digressed … l know right … so unusual!
So, Suze from around 6.30am her phone started ringing – her family starting calling to wish her a happy birthday – grandkids the same, nephews the same – even now she has her brother and his wife here chatting and being celebratory social, later on today [lunchtime] are are out for lunch with her cousin and her partner for her birthday treat.
It’s all very family orientated … Suze is big on family, big on celebrations like this – not like her brother who has a birthday party each year – which seems excessive but it is a FANTASTIC way to celebrate your life – that is what the birthday is all about isn’t it? A Celebration of life.
I do celebrate Suze’s birthday with her and that’s great, l like to celebrate hers but l am so not bothered by other birthdays whatsoever …
But that’s me and Suze and the differences we share in regards to the ‘Birthday’ what about you? Are you big on birthdays? Is it JUST another day? Is your or are your family big on the celebration day itself?
Let me know below.