It’s Your Birthday

July 7, 2013 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Dear One,

It’s Sunday morning. I hope you woke up feeling great today because it’s your birthday. You think I forgot? I didn’t.

Happy 28th. Seriously? Really? Whatever you say. You don’t look it, and I mean it as a compliment.

You know, the world is blessed that you were born. You’re so special that somebody up there even made a twin out of you. But you know what? There’ll never be another you.

I’m glad that you take up mountain climbing as a hobby. On a trip to Washington, I chanced upon this poem by Yang Sa’Eon (1517-1584) at the Korean Gallery of the National Museum of Natural History. It says:

The mountain may be high,
But it is still below heaven.
Climb and climb again;
Everyone can reach the summit.
Only the man who never tried
Insists the mountain is high.

Well, go get ’em, girl. I see that there’ll be more mountains for you to climb in the days ahead. Just be careful and take your own pace and tackle them one at a time if possible.

Again, happy birthday and many more to come!

As for me, I’ll be off shortly to my volunteer work serving as a course monitor at the annual run to the lake event to benefit the local hospital’s trauma unit. Because of the nice weather, a lot of runners are expected to participate. Wish me luck.

Yours truly,


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  • 1. Leland W. Gutierrez  |  July 8, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Last year we raised over £600 for Epilepsy Bereaved when we climbed Snowdon. This year we will be climbing Scafell Pike (the biggest mountain in England don’t you know!) on 22nd June and we are raising money for Big C which is the cancer charity for Norfolk and Waveney.


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