Last 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 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?).
And 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