I am not sure of the other traditions of name day but in my real reality on your birthday you get a wish, and I plan on making good use of it. The saying, go big or go home, I will apply today as well because I plan on making many wishes. I will set my goals high with as many wishes as I can muster and hope for the best and see what pans out. I am not trying to be greedy because not all of my wishes are for me, I am self-interested like all people but I do, deep down, care about all and wish them the best; so why not try to use the good fortune bestowed upon myself, on my birthday, to at least attempt to help others as well. The rules have not been forgotten, I don’t have a cake with candles to blow out but I am replacing that momentarily with a very fine cup of Fifty Shades of Earl Grey, with honey, and I am not allowed to actually tell you what my wishes are if I want them to come true; maybe just some hints.
My first official wish on my name, I mean birthday…I want something to do well, really well if at all possible. I am not saying what it is, but some of you may know. Clever right, I am only saying that because all of my friends are so smart. My second official wish is less selfish…I want for everyone, a certain body part that thinks it’s smart to make better connections between synapsis, increasing its ability to make improved cognitive actions. Okay that may be selfish also, but it’s the thought that counts; and if you have figured that out maybe it has already happened. My third wish…is for a three dimensional something that someday will hold, encourage and sustain my creative self, along with the rest of me. That is all of the wishes I will share on here but that is not all of the wishes I will make today. By chance or not, there is the great opportunity to make a lot of wishes this time of year with the Perseid meteor shower. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence that always around the day of my birth there is a grand display of shooting stars; call me crazy but I think I know why. Now technically they are meteors, but we call them shooting stars and we can make a wish when we see one.
What a perfect day for me in so many ways. I love being born on the thirteenth; I love the number even with all of its strange connotations. To add to that this is the birthday of Alfred Hitchcock; I would say I am him reincarnate but he didn’t die before I was born, so I guess I can’t claim that. It is still a pleasant thought knowing I share the same birthday with a writer I admire. Maybe, just maybe I channel some of the same creepy energy for my writing. The day is almost over, I believe I will go outside and see some of the night time fireworks the universe is putting on for me. Yes yes, I am allowed to be special today, it’s my name day. I’m excited for tomorrow though, only one more hour and human sacrifice is back on the table. I am afraid I have slipped back into another reality again. How will you enjoy your special day? I challenge you to make is different, even if it’s in the smallest way, special.