My Birthday....  

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


My birthday today brings to mind the elusive nature of time...  being 66 is such a small part of what I am and yet it is a major deal in some ways...  it means there are many years of many experiences that have shaped my "beingness"...  it means there are fewer years of being as I now know it, and I really have no idea if there is anything after this human experience.  

 

Though 66 is "old", in other ways I am still in my youth, learning about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny,  and how to kiss... just making it out of H.S. by doing a special project and thinking I will never have to sit in a classroom again (ah, what a short-lived conclusion). 

 

I'm aware of my later life in a conservative church altering into membership in the most liberal church I know of, one that supports me in my "agnostic" views. . . two marriages, children, grandchildren, grey hair (nice to still have some though) and wondering what lies ahead in this decade.....  

 

Well, enough ramblings....  what is most important is this moment, that really is all I can fully experience and know it is real, not a memory or an anticipation, just a birthday present...  my best to those of you who may read this...  and may joy and challenge both be welcome in 2010,