Happy My Birthday to You

Yesterday I turned 30 years old.

I think that milestone seems scary to some people, but so far it feels just about right to me. So often in life, it doesn’t seem like anything is really happening, but then you look back over a big chunk of years and see that things have indeed changed. Somewhere along the way, you became more of the person you are becoming. It may not be happening on the timeline you envisioned, but it’s happening nonetheless.

This is a song by Over the Rhine that has been rearranging my heart for the last 13 years or so, and it seemed like a good reflection at the crossroads of two decades. I’ve been doing some thinking these last few days, and I keep saying to myself, “Life is an unspeakable gift.” And so it is. Happy my birthday to you all.