I wrote a post two weeks ago called Six Octobers. I’d realized that my birthday was less than a month away and four of the past six birthdays were intertwined with the memories and exploitations of my wife, while by the fifth October, I’d moved on far enough to get my new puppy, Cecil. I ended the post by writing:
October 2014 Birthday
Don’t know, but it will be my best birthday since 2008!!
I have been anticipating a lonely birthday, no cards and no one to spend it with. That may likely be the case still. I’m hoping a few of my friends will come forward for me, but not counting on it and not advertising it. But after the blessing of talking to Z, I have already given myself the best birthday gift ever, and very big things are afoot. I’m biting my tongue I’m so excited, but all will be revealed in due time.
Last year, one of my friends did create the following for me: