Thursday, August 6, 2009

The TommyMac Turns 36

I can hardly believe that another year of my life has gone by. It has been a real roller coaster with more than its shares of dizzying highs, terrifying lows and long waits in lines behind smelly people with bad manners. Growing up, I had always had premonitions about never making it beyond the age of 27, so every year I get further past that mark is some sort of gift. They are gifts wrapped up in the love shown to me by my fabulous siblings, my supportive parents and my dear friends. They are gifts that contain the memories of an infinite amount of experiences and a set of unique relationships with a number of diverse people. They are gifts topped with a bow that is my beautiful, blue-eyed daughter.

I spoke with a friend recently who happens to share the same birthday as me, and I'd like to paraphrase her in proposing a toast to those of you, friends, family and fans who'd like to raise a glass to me on the anniversary of my birth. Drink to my coffin. May it be built of the wood of a 100 year old oak, one that I shall plant tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Belated birthday wishes! What a lovely thing to say, I may have to borrow it.