Here is a beautiful post by my friend and co-conspirator in all things creative, Lucy Mathews Heegaard. She features a video she created of my “Better Birthday Song.” Enjoy!
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain
Approximately 19 million people do it each day. Some love it, some dread it, but either way, this day comes every year: your birthday.
As a kid, I was young for my grade. Being six when your classmates are already seven is an embarrassment, so in elementary school I tried to hide my age. I was certain older meant better.
Fast forward to my college years, one of our favorite party anthems was Jimmy Buffett’s song “Growing Older But Not Up.” Toasting with keg beer in plastic cups, we felt very mature.
On my 30th birthday, I was delighted. I felt I had finally reached an age of legitimacy, a number that could be taken seriously but that still had room for spontaneous fun. Of course, I didn’t have a lot time for spontaneous…
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