62nd birthday blog
Today, November 20, 2019, is my 62nd birthday.
That means that, as of today, I have survived:
62*365 days + 15 leap-days = 22,645 days;
22,645 * 24 = 543,480 hours
543,480 * 60 = 32,608,800 minutes
32,608,800 * 60 = 1,956,528,000 seconds.
One point nine five gigaseconds old! Time sure flies.
I am having a minimalist birthday today. I figure that I don’t have to do anything to turn 62, other than survive the day, so I’m taking it easy. It’ll be a standard work day, and in the evening I’ll blow out some candles on a cake while my daughter watches on Skype.
A week from now I’ll celebrate Thanksgiving at my brother’s. At my age I am happy to spread the birthday out over days.
As for what I want, well...
For my birthday I want a parking space
open right outside my destination,
with enough time on the meter
for me, and after me.
For my birthday I want free air,
free daylight, free night-dark,
all gratis, take what you want,
free ground beneath my feet,
free sun, moon and stars.
For my birthday I want a holy book
full of holy jokes funny enough
to make God laugh.
For my birthday I want justice for all
whether or not we deserve it.
For my birthday I want another birthday.