How do you celebrate a birthday when the celebrant is no longer Here? Though time has ceased to tock forward for him – my brother will stay 51 for as long as I am alive – it still feels right to honor the day that he came into the world. His passing does not lessen his impact on my life. New memories will not be made, but the old provide comfort and smiles and tears. Happy birthday, Charles.
February 13, 2013