Happy Birthday, Beloved!

We tried the birthday candle thing, but…y’know…

So long ago, in the hazy and dim past, you came into our world. It was warmer then, the water thicker, the air richer with oxygen. And I saw you there, among the fern forests, on a blanket of moss and lichen, with your animal skin clothing and algae-conditioned locks. Oh, how I was smitten at once and for all!

And here we are, so many decades later, the continents having drifted apart now and the oceans cooled. And we still love each other.

In all seriousness, you look as lovely as the day I met you, and you mean more to me now than you ever have before. I pray God bestow upon you all the richest of blessings and those you cannot hold in your ancient, cracked and weathered chalice, may they spill upon me so that we can yet share them.

God bless and all my undying love, eternally.

FYIEW,
Me.

Another One Down

Happy-Birthday-01 Well, another year is behind me. And despite my circumstances, there wasn’t a lot of contemplation about who I am, where I should be, why I didn’t get there, and what I’ll do differently as I approach the 45th year marker of my life. That’s quite something. Over the last several years, my birthday more than the holidays and New Year brings with it a sense of reflection. None of it’s ever good, either. So it was a bit of a relief to wake up and realize my kids were a LOT more excited than I was about my birthday, my wife was willing to let me be spoiled, and I really didn’t have anything to complain about. I can usually find something, if I want, but what the heck. It’s always possible to have it worse, I suppose, no matter how much better it could be. Thinking about it wouldn’t make it different. Being angry or depressed won’t change my circumstances, and while I can’t always push things aside and forget them, I was able to do that yesterday.

I got some very nice birthday wishes from many of you, and if I didn’t thank you where and when you made them, let me thank you now. I so appreciate all of you and the gifts you’ve been to me. God bless you.h-birthday_thm

Other than that, I really don’t have much to say today. I’ve got a lot of work to do on a project I’ve had on my plate for way longer than I should have, so I won’t be posting any tomes as I usually do. And if I’m not around commenting on your blogs very often, please forgive me. I’ve really got to get busy on this thing and time is a precious commodity, especially when January will have to bring renewed efforts on my job search. Be patient; I’ll be back when I can.

Thanks for all your support and caring. I appreciate it, and all of you. I hope your holiday was happy, blessed, and filled with the warmth and love only rivaled in Courier and Ives prints. 🙂

-JDT-

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Wishful Thinking

Today’s my oldest friend’s birthday.  He is one year, one month and one day older than I am.

I’ve lost touch with him because of many circumstances, many miles, many years.  I’ve known him longer than almost any other human being.  Unfortunately I don’t know if I can ever get back in touch with him.  There are a lot of reasons for that, but it makes me a little sad to think I’ll never see him again.

Still, happy birthday.  You were more of a brother to me, more of a father to me, than anyone with whom I shared genetic code.  Your influence on me is indelible, undeniable and permanent.  I’ll never forget you no matter how much time passes, and I will always love you.

I know you won’t see this.  But still … God bless you richly wherever you are, and I hope we can at least one day meet again when we stand with the Father if not before.

-JDT-birthday005

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