Here I am again on 20 October, celebrating another birthday. All these trips around the sun, they add up rather quickly, and this year makes 42 of them.
Have you read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? If you haven’t, you really should. It’s hilarious, touching, absurd and infinitely quotable. Altogether a joy to read.
The number 42 plays a rather significant role in that book, and in some of the subsequent ones in the series as well. It’s the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything… but nobody knows what the question is.
Isn’t that just the way it goes? You think you’ve got it all figured out and somebody pulls the rug out from under you. I mean really, what kind of an answer is that? At any rate, this year I’m one of the answers.
Must be careful not to let it go to my head.
To all of my family, friends, co-workers and blog readers; to the friendly random people who smile at me through the course of a day; to the children who see me knitting and stare with huge eyes; to the man in the parking lot the other day who let me have that parking space; to all of you, everywhere, whoever you are:
Thank you, from the very bottom of my heart, for helping me get this far. I never could have done it without you.