No, today isn’t my birthday but it IS likely the 57th anniversary of my conception. We don’t talk about that much, or ever really. But the reality is that if you were born between November ….say 10th and November 30th, allowing for fluctuations in the gestation period, that you were conceived on Valentine’s Day. You’ve seen all of those commercials and pressure to buy cards, flowers, perfume and those silly hoodie footie pajamas. I will be glad when today is over just to get those commercials off the air.
Think about it. How many people do you know that have one of those birthdays? I was probably 40 before I connected those dots or I should say hearts and my birthday hasn’t been the same since. No one wants to think about their parents being romantic. I wondered why so many people had a birthday on the same day as mine, or the day before or after. Now I know. The secret is out.
This year will be no different. Another Valentine’s Day is here. I will get to work cranking out more homemade birthday cards because you know there will be a whole crop of new folks crowding in on my special day.