Friday, September 08, 2006

Rolling to 44

Yesterday was my birthday. It was such a busy day I didn't have a lot of time to think about it. Then I checked in on my MySpace page.

The little profile box had automatically changed from 43 to 44. It was the first time I saw it in print and it was sobering.

I'd grown comfortable with 43. It's not 23 but it's not bad.

But 44?

The 4 somehow makes things different. I'd accepted 43.

44 is closer to 45! which is halfway between 40 and 50 and howthef**** did I get to 44 or even 40?and ohmigod where is the f***ing break lever?

I was recovering from minor--except surgery is major--on my last birthday and I blinked and it's a year later, a year since I stayed home two weeks recovering and watching movies until I felt good enough to read books again to pass the time--how much The Man Who Knew to Little --there's nothing but crap on can you stand?

And now it's a year later.

And there's a 4 at the end of my age.

Already.

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

It would seem a hearty happy birthday is out of the question. Let me just say that 44 seems like a good year to me. I wouldn't mind going back to that age.

Sidney said...

I'm kind of optimistic by the saying I heard the other day: "60 is the new 40." God, I hope that's true.

Yvonne Navarro said...

Happy birthday, a couple of days late. 44 is not so bad. Wait'll you see that 5-- in the FIRST of the two digits-- looming close ahead!

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