visit the hospital anyway for some hours as it was hard to breath. We sang the birthday song when Ryan cut the cake. I answered that we will have already two different pies but I knew my aunt would ask her question again as baking is her passion and she did. There are those who pass like ships in the night, who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight with never a backward glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. My mother asked me what kind of cake I would like to see on the table and she said I can choose two different pies that she will buy then. 25 candles of different colors were lit around the cake and the whole house was redecorated for the occasion. I had a little bit trouble on the street last weekend. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
It will take 2 and maybe up to 6 Weeks until it will be better and without pain. That was wonderfully too. Then my aunt did call me by phone and asked me as well what kind of pie I would like. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. So I was pretty happy that my mother did think about that on my birthday and that I just had to blow out one candle instead of many. Here are some photos, berliner Krapfen, schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau).
In the evening we went to Ryan's house again and attended a raffle draw. The real milestones are less prepossessing. So, yesterday my family and me did celebrate my birthday with cake and coffee and other soft drinks. Then we ate cake and had a good feast. Our lives are measured by these. It was fine that there was much to choose and the family was happy. My mother did gift a 20 Euro note and a 30 Euro shopping gift card. But I said thank you to everyone and that their presence alone made me already very happy. Therefor I have still some pieces at home and I will eat them later. Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. A good friend is a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.