“there are so many gifts
still unopened from your birthday”
Tomorrow is my birthday.
And I just went for a walk. And I noticed the older I get the more melancholic I get.
Now I do have a tendency for melancholy.
However, when I was younger I didn’t feel any melancholy the night before my birthday.
Now I do.
I feel melancholy for the speed in which time passes.
And I feel gratitude. For still being around.
For being in good health. To have this healthy body that carries me around all the time, wherever I want to go. Because I have reached the age it could be different.
And I feel gratitude for all the great things I have been able to do.
The places we have lived. Mumbai, Melbourne. The amazing journeys we have made.
That we have been able to show our children there is more to life than the neighborhood and city they live in.
I feel blessed for having made friends spread all over the globe but I feel melancholy because I miss them.
I don’t like getting older at all. But there’s nothing I can do about it but accept it.
And take good care of myself because I want to be around much longer to see many more places and do good things, make new friends, read stacks of books and learn new tricks.
They say health and happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey.
This whole life is a journey. Not an easy one but a great one.
Destination unknown. That’s what I know for sure. And I can’t wait to see what it is.
So I guess what I would like to ask for my birthday is health so that I will be able to do all the things I want to do. To keep filling my bag with experiences, to keep getting better and better.