I was reminded this year, by the attentions of my friends & family,of how lucky I am, to have them help me to celebrate my birthday. even when I'm not all that thrilled by another birthday.
(above, a birthday past. two chubby-cheeked, sun-tanned children. with a special cake made by a great-aunt, which only had the top half of the doll (no legs). I remember being disappointed, when realizing the doll wasn't really a doll, but just a cake decoration.)