Last night, when I took Motria out for her birthday at Hot House, I was taken aback when she asked, "What do you want for your birthday, Anne?" My mind went blank. We were, after all, celebrating her birthday not mine.
August 12th is a little under a month away, certainly, but I've been focusing on other things, like getting my G-tube removed for instance, and training new employees. I'm back at the market (Yay! You can't keep a good woman down!) and I'm preparing for an art show on August 18th.
What did I want for my birthday?
The first thing that always springs to my mind whenever I'm asked this question is I want Rob and my mom back. Impossible, of course.
The second thing that popped into my head, although I didn't say it, was I want the world to be less violent and corrupt. I want the world leaders to focus more upon the environment, climate change, the protection of animals, and to respect the rights of people everywhere. Commerce, trade, and making money hand over fist should NOT BE THE TOP PRIORITY OVER EVERYTHING! (Capitalism - ugh!) I want humanity to step up to the plate and take responsibility for what we're doing to the planet and to each other. I want reason and acceptance to be the norm not violence and hatred. I want people to please please PLEASE stop hating each other just because of differences in skin tone, sexuality, gender identity, or religious beliefs!
Can I have all of this for my birthday, tied up with a big red bow? Pretty please?