SitthadiyE – Raaga Saaranga sithadiyE…sithadiyE! sempavazha sithadiyE! en arumai kaNmaNiyE, kaN valarAi, sithadiyE! Arirandum kAveri adhu naduve srIrangam srIrangam Adi thirupAr kadal Adi maamaangam Adi madurai kadal Adi thaippoosham Adi thavam petru vanthALO thavam petru vandhavaLey, Aruyirey, kaN vaLarAi!
I just read the comments I got about remembering birthdays….and the problem isn’t as simple as just forgetting. There are SOME friends whose birthdays I always seem to remember and to whom I send good wishes; these friends always go around singing my praises about how I never forget and how good a friend I am …and Murphy’s Law mandates that these praises are sung in the presence of the friends whose b’days/ anniversaries I have just forgotten. Thus giving the forgotten-special-day friends the impression that I don’t care for them.
I have forgotten, I find, to wish two close friend son their birthdays recentlyy…and also realize that one friend’s daughter, recently married, celebrated her birthday was a few days ago. I don’t really set all that much store by birthdays, but don’t want to upset anyone else’s feelings or make them feel that not remembering birthday=not caring for them….so I feel bad if I forget. Are birthdays important milestones? Or are they days like other days, as my husband holds, and should any day when you are healthy and happy be celebrated? As Alice said, one has only one birthday and 364 unbirthdays…what should one do?
Yesterday, while we were driving along,