Missing mom on my birthday, and the arbitrary nature of time
Today is my birthday. Having a birthday on New Year’s Day has it’s benefits and disadvantages.
I always think of my mom on my birthday. She always went to great lengths to make people take notice of my birthday and to make it a perfect day.
She had this ridiculous tradition of wanting to see me or at least talk to me on the phone at exactly the time I was born. I used to try desperately to explain to her how silly that was, given that time is an arbitrary convention, etc. etc.
Well, today I wish I could share this with her.