Tomorrow, July 18, is Nelson Mandela's birthday. I don't know how old he is going to be. Tomorrow is also my birthday. There, the similarities pretty much end!
I have mixed feelings about my birthday. I mean, I like to celebrate with Poodledoc, Jr over a good meal. But I miss my dad because in 2002 he died on my birthday. I'm not wallowing here, it's just a mixed emotion kind of day for me. I think, though, it gives me a day to quietly celebrate my life and also his life. If he was still alive he'd be 81. He survived polio in high school, but not 50 years of smoking. Sigh.