Its funny as time passes, it seems less and less necessary to celebrate the big events, such as Arron’s birthday. Or maybe I should say, it seems less necessary to celebrate outwardly, the big events. Arron had the misfortune of having a birthday 3 days before Christmas. He always complained, as most Christmas babies do, that the birthday was always a non-event, swallowed up in the belly of Santa.
The truth was, that neither of us were ever that great at celebrations. Too much pressure. A simple dinner out, a cuddle, a single rose, a coupon for a back rub. Maybe that’s what makes the day so awkward. I can’t very well give him a back rub.
For the kids, its even harder. The date, no matter how much warning I give them, still doesn’t mean much. And they are at a greater loss than I with how to celebrate. When I mention it, the usual reply is “are we gonna have cake?” which is funny, because none of really like cake all that much.
I have some bulbs I got at one of Carter’s school’s fundraisers. If it stops dumping with rain, perhaps we will plant them, so that Arron can bloom again in the spring, all shades of fushia and lavender. He would have appreciated the Latin names: Ixiolirion Tartaricum and Allium Aflatunense.
I know its weird, but sometimes I still read his horoscope. Here is what it said for today:
|This is an excellent day for engaging in new activities and for making discoveries about yourself and the world around you. Your life now has an exciting quality that is not always present. Take advantage of this excitement to learn about yourself in ways that are not usually possible. Your heightened perception of your world will help you make changes with a complete understanding of how the various parts of your life are interrelated. This is a good influence for studying any discipline that can reveal new and stimulating aspects of the universe. It favors the study of science, technical disciplines, astrology or other branches of the occult. You want to broaden your understanding, and the more exciting your study, the more actively you will pursue it.|
Excitement, heightened perception, stimulating. Really, you couldn’t ask for more on a birthday.