Birthdays

Even if you lose touch or fall out with somebody, there are things you don’t forget.

On my 26th birthday, I was going through a horrible, rough time.  I had refused to celebrate.  My birthday is on Jan 3rd.  The whole day of the 2nd, I spent writing an essay I had become unreasonably obsessed with.  Late that night, two friends came round and, at midnight, brought out the cutest cake with a single candle burning on the top.  It was exactly what I needed.  

Weeks later, for reasons I will never know, both of them stopped talking to me.  We never regained touch and I was angry.  When I think about it I still feel confused and fleetingly hurt.  I still wonder what happened.  But at that moment they knew what I needed and they gave it to me.

I don’t think that every memory of someone can be tarnished by what happens after.

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2 thoughts on “Birthdays

  1. Hi, I just want to let you know I nominated you for the versatile blogger award because I enjoy reading your blog. Sorry, I couldn’t work out how to add a direct link to a comment box, but you can find all the details about this on my blog entry called ‘The Versatile Blogger Award’. GB xx

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