Wednesday, July 02, 2008

About today, About a boy

July 2nd.

July 2, 2008.

July second.

July 2, 1983 ... (continues to tap forefinger against temple)

What is it about today?

This date?

Is it important because I went back to the gym after being AWOL for 2 months? NO, that’s not it.

Is it important because it’s Wednesday – therefore FOOD DAY in newspapers across the US? NO, that’s not it

Is it because last night my Writing class had our second reunion/food fest/no-writing get-together? NO, that’s not it

Is it because Friday is the 4th of July – and a day off of work? NO, that’s not it

Is it that I just realized I MISSED MY BROTHER’S BIRTHDAY on the 27th (Aggghhhhh!!!!!) NO, that’s not it

That my dad will be 77 years old in 10 days? NO, that’s not it

That I’ll be in PHILADELPHIA in 80 days? NO, that’s not it

What is it about today?

This date?

Could it be ….

that it’s my friend ….

JOSH’S ….

25TH BIRTHDAY??

And that he’s a half-a-century old?

YES! That’s what it is!

Happy, happy birthday Josh.

I’m glad you're home and still among us.

<3, Mitter

4 comments:

The Irregular Goddess said...

Happy Birthday Josh!

Twenty-five years old...ain't that the cutest little thing you ever did hear? I remember my twenties...a long time ago...in a galaxy far, far away. Those were the days. I believe the police in Wilmington still have my name on file! Ha ha!

Have a super birthday Josh...who ever you are!

:o)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY, JOSH !!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU --
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU --
BIRTHDAY
HAPPY DEAR J
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!!!!
AND MANY, MANY, MANY MORE ! TP

Anonymous said...

Well, the Blog sure messed that little song up !!!! Sorry Josh ! tp

Josh said...

You're a great friend! Thanks mitter!