Thursday, January 24, 2008
And so, here I am. Another year older. It doesn't feel like it, though.
It started off interestingly enough.
I've never been blindfolded and kidnapped before.
I have a twisted sister and friends.
But standing there, slightly disoriented from being led around in total darkness, listening to them singing a very off-tune "Happy Birthday", their comfortably familiar, slightly drunk, beaming faces illuminated only by the light from candles on a yummy chocolate-hazelnut cake, I was bursting with love. And gratitude.
I'll miss every one of them sorely when I'm gone.
I got lots of nice, thoughtful things and I didn't have to fake appreciation at all. I love when that happens.
The rest of the day was more or less unremarkable. That's because the real party's a little later. THAT...is going to be something.
La sorella had a rough day though. I just wish it hadn't ended as badly as it did for her. I don't know how much of that was my fault, she won't tell me. Even if she doesn't want to, I just hope she knows how much I want to fix it.