It's my birthday
It’s my birthday. WHOOPEE! Another year older. OH BOY! One step closer to the grave. CAN'T WAIT!
Yeah, the thrill is gone. Just can’t muster the joy of when 4 became 5 and 5 became 6. Birthdays have been dull for a long time.
And yet, somehow this one seems different. With so much death, loss, and grief all around us, to survive another year with my heart still whole is more than enough reason to celebrate. I’m still here. So many haven’t survived and are no longer here in body, mind, or spirit. They’ve left us or are still here living in fear, busy dying. I grieve their loss.
With nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, I’m walking alongside death, my faithful companion since birth. I know she’ll return me home when my time comes.
Until then, I’ll just sing:
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!”