Today is my cousin’s girlfriend’s birthday, and I took her out for brunch in Venice, since my cousin is busy all day saving children’s lives. I love celebrating other people’s birthdays, because I love making other people feel special and loved, as they deserve to feel. However, I have an irrational fear of celebrating my own birthday. It’s got nothing to do with getting old; but most likely, everything to do with my fear of the birthday song. I mean, it’s just so awkward. Everyone’s singing at you, and you’re just sitting there, smiling awkwardly, like hurry up I want to make a wish before I forget it, and eat my cake! My fear of the birthday song is so bad, that my friends and I invented our own on one of my friend’s birthdays, back when we were wee little dumplings—it’s short and sweet, just enough time to let you come up with a real good wish. The original birthday song makes my stomach knot up, and I just feel really uncomfortable—only when it’s being sung to me though. When it’s being sung for someone else, I just get impatient, because I want to get to the cake eating part.
I really have no idea why I decided to share this, other than I find my own fear quite funny, and I’m curious as to what kinds of irrational and silly fears everyone else has. DO SHARE!
BIG LOVE & BIG HUGS