Yes folks, today (23rd April) is my birthday. Total cards – zero. Not that none has been sent – I am expecting some – it’s just the ‘lockdown post.’
As birthday’s go, this was one of the oddest – ever for here. Twenty three hours behind my door, locked in (literally and metaphorically); Not much to celebrate. I’m beginning to think that birthdays past a certain age are no longer celebratory but a reminder of the relentless march of time and your own mortality. It’s no longer another year of life but a year closer to… well you get the picture.
The best thing of the day (and last few years): the telephone number was finally cleared, – so I was able to make contact with very much loved ones. I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present.
Be happy, be safe and be kind.
Graham Coutts, 23rd April 2020