Summer is Almost Upon Us…

Categories: Autobiographical
Published on: June 19, 2012

Lilies of the garden.…and you know what that means! The gnome has added another ring to his trunk! Most years my birthday falls on the last day of Spring… the longest full day of Spring. The next day quite often is the day Spring switches to Summer. …actually the year I was born Summer came on June 22 on a Sunday. I was born on the 3rd day of the 5th Lunar Month on a Thursday at around 11pm … on the 19th. My birth stone the pearl and flower the rose. …unless you want to go for alexanderite. I am also an Earth Dog. I don’t think that makes me an Aardwolf.

For some reason this is a significant birthday to me — but I don’t know why. I’m the patriarch of our family now. Perhaps that is it.

Life is what you make it. No matter what you are served in life… even if you are shovelling stinking organic fertilizer, you can smile with your mouth shut.

And remember, if you give a man a fish, he can feed his family for a day. If you teach that fish to ride a bicycle… millions will pay to watch that and he’ll feed his village for years!

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