July fifth is my birthday anniversary. My wife, as she does every year, wants to know what I want to do to celebrate.
I've taken the day off but I don't have any plans leaping to mind. I'm not the celebrating sort of person. Do you want to go to a restaurant? Want a pie or a cake? Do you want to go somewhere? Eh, meh.
I throw parties for other things but not my birthday. I might cook out that day. I don't know.
I feel like I should want to celebrate but I prefer quiet reflection, solitude, a glass of wine, maybe a pint of beer, a good book, some pages written. That's a celebration.
That's what you do every day, she says.
I know. I like it.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com