Per Diem: Daily Haiku for August 2019 features Sondra J. Byrnes’ collection on the theme of birthdays. This is what Sondra has to say by way of an introduction to her theme:
The idea of ‘birthday’ leads inexorably to one’s death day…ticking off celebrations that lead to the inevitable. Maybe a moment is taken to cheer any successes and log some regrets, even plan a few reforms.
How does the experience of birthdays change over the years? What associations pop up? Is sharing a birthday celebration important? How so?