Sunday, October 01, 2006

Oct 1

So the birthday countdown has begun. I am one of the very lucky people to have a Halloween birthday. That's not so good during an election year, which seems to be every year because of the inability for people to party for my birthday. Since I don't drink, partying just means whip cream and chocolate cake. But getting folks to do anything fun has to be at the end of the election.

It is also a time of great sadness for me. My friend, Gary McMillin and I used to share the same birthday, same day, same year. October 31, 1954. He died of AIDS in 2001. I never got a chance to say goodbye.

I hope to be able to write more about him as the month progresses but sometimes I am so overwhelmed with sadness I am almost paralyzed. So I will try in bits and pieces to describe what a jewel he was in my life. And to see if I can describe the profound loss that AIDS has inflicted on me.


Julie R. Enszer said...

Love the color scheme! Major improvement.

Let the partying begin!! I've always thought that the celebration of one's birth should be as long as one's age - you know x number of days leading up to your birthday. A lovely festival.

Enjoy the festival of Gloria!

miss wild thing said...

Well if that is true, I should have started in September.

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