No, really, it is.
In the 1999 film "American Beauty," Lester Burnham (played by Kevin Spacey) says: "Remember those posters that said, 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life'? Well, that's true of every day but one: the day you die."
This is the day I did not die.
This is the first day that the ghost of the past no longer hovers over me. Oh, I have a past, don't get me wrong. It's just that some really awful things in it no longer have a hold on me.
I feel like shouting in the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Free at last!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Superstition is a weird and crazy thing but ever since my father died I have been saying I would die at the same age, even though our lifestyles were quite different. This morning, at 6 am, I reached the age my father was when he died. Yet I'm alive with no signs (knock on wood) of imminent departure.
Posted by Cecilieaux Bois de Murier at 9:29 AM