I plan to do something special for every ‘0’ birthday from now on. When I turned 40, I celebrated with bells on.
Coincidentally this FB conversation was started after a long year of being 49, when 50 was hurtling upon me like a thundering locomotive down the tracks!
I really liked what Glenn Hefley said in the FB conversation, “Now I'm coming up on fifty. Finally. I'm at a point were the skills I always wanted to have are at my finger tips. And, I have a worthy direction to hurtle my best spears and extend my deepest empathy.... We are such marvelous creatures. Humans, yes, but writers in particular. After all of these centuries, all the changes and the advances -- we're still the only wizards this world has ever had. We are the storytellers. We are the ones who use the words of power to shatter gloom, raise the moon and blind the sun if necessary. We create gods of every sort, one for every taste of the imagination, and every guilty need. With our gods we bend men's backs and wither women' s hands. Then we give them absolution. We show them, even after they have tried to find love, and have been beaten and scarred over and over again, that it is still worth the effort.”