Thursday, March 23, 2006

The circle advances

Twenty-five years ago today, as a college freshman, I remember thinking on my 19th birthday what a neat coincidence it was that Steely Dan's "Hey Nineteen" was playing on the radio that afternoon.
Here it is the day after, and I'm 44.
Where did the time go?
Where did it go?


mrsbeach said...

Happy Birthday Michael!!

The time?

It went to shit and the
hogs ate it.
just kidding, you are a spring chicken in my book

have a good one

Michael said...

Beachy! :))
Thank you ...

Patry Francis said...

Happy birthday! I love the idea of a circle advancing.

Michael said...

Thanks, Patry! I try to slow it down sometimes, but it only speeds up.

Pierre Turlur said...

Happy birthday, Michael. We all share the same experience about time. A flash, a flick, an it's gone.

Very, very, very occasionaly, like everybody else, allowing now, being-time.

A circle doesn't start anywhere. Where and how could it end?


Sunshine said...

Happy belated Birthday! :)

Kitty said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Michael! (You Aries, you. ;)).

Instead of trying to keep time from speeding up, at the age of 52 I've decided to hang on for the ride. :)

And here's the Little Zen Calendar entry for March 22:

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. -- Alfred Adler

anu said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Michael
Happy Birthday to you :))

Did you hear me sing for you Michael?

Have a great day

Warm hugs and deep kisses :))

Michael said...

Thank you all very, very much for your birthday wishes and kind thoughts! They are truly and deeply appreciated.

jo(e) said...

You and I are the same age. 44 is young ....

Happy belated birthday!

Michael said...

Thank you, Jo(e)! Yes, 44 is young, as is 88, depending on one's frame of mind.

Zen Unbound said...

Time is a freight train, dammit all!

Happy matching digits birthday.

I'm gonna see if I can find a good tune with 44 in the title. Too late? OK, I'll look for 45 for next year. Hey, 45 rpm! Nah, you're too young to know what that means.

Michael said...

Thanks, Tom!

Jules said...

Boy did I arrive late for the party. Happy UN-birthday. I hope you had fun last week!

Michael said...

As ever, thank you, Jules! I hope things are going well with you.