Kathy rattle small versionLast week was my birthday. While I’m certainly a lot–a whole lot, in fact–older than in this photo of me as a toddler, I still find it hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I am much closer in age to these two gentlemen.

I find myself saying things like, “when I was in junior high I was on the swim team…and that was more than fifty years ago.” Yikes!

I forget that I am not the same age as my friends who are twenty years younger, or my friends who are twenty years older.IMG_3994

I wonder if I too will live to see one hundred, and if I’ll get a call from the President (do they still do that?).

Bali thru Heather 1170And then I come into this one moment, the one as I sit here at my computer, enjoying the evening breeze, drinking my decaf, and feeling so very grateful to have celebrated yet another year on this beautiful beleaguered planet we call home.


Photos:  France, 2012; Bhutan, 1986

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4 Responses to Numbers

  1. Frances says:

    Happy Birthday! You are definitely young at heart and share so many wonderful thoughts with so many!

  2. Susan says:

    Love it! Thanks for pointing out that i’m much closer to 80 than to 15
    or 20 or even 30!

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