Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25th

Today is my birthday.

Most years I try and hide from it - ignore it - pretend the 25th of October does NOT happen. 

Mostly because for many many years everyone seemed to forget the day - and it just got easier (so much easier) to pretend - to not expect anything - to not want anything.  

I also didn't want solicited birthday greetings.  They seemed to be polite responses to my declaration "It's my birthday today" ...... and I hate polite / socially acceptable responses.

A few years ago when I was hitting the BIG one.......... I almost ran away - definitely had a mid life crisis over it........ 

Now - this year - I am thinking - besides moving to Kingston to retire (my dream for almost 30 years) I am also doing what I always said I would do - and that is taking early retirement.  

It seems that this birthday isn't so hard to face.  This birthday brings with it a promise of much better things to come.    I did do something right over all these years - I have found my place in the sun (so to speak) and I have found the man I want to spend the rest of my life with....... and after so many years apart - we will be together - finally!  

So yes ........... today is my birthday......... and it doesn't matter that I will spend it alone - it is a good day......... with hope for better ones to come.


  1. Happy birthday, morningstar. Here's to many more, so you can enjoy the retirement you so richly deserve.


  2. you won't celebrate it alone, I am in your mind, you are in Mine thus you should know I am there with you..


  3. Happy Birthday! Glad you are enjoying the day.

  4. Happy year you will be able to get your birthday spanking on the day!
    hugs abby

  5. I'm like a kid with the whole idea of Birthday celebration, so I can assure you, this isn't by rote. I thoroughly enjoy reading what you share here, so I WANT to celebrate that you were born. :)

    Happy Birthday, Morningstar!

  6. I see many differences between us Morningstar but I could have written the first three parts of that post myself (except in January). It is nice to see we have something in common :) Happy Birthday.


  7. Happy birthday :) :) :) I'm so glad to see that things are going in the right direction for you :)


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