It’s my 21st birthday on Thursday. I don’t have anything planned besides a family meal, which is fine because I don’t really celebrate my birthday (I can already drink since the age limit is 18 over here), and I don’t really get gifts any more.
My birthday is on 9/11. I was bowling when 9/11 happened, I remember the news footage showing up silently on all of the not-in-use screens. It was odd, but I didn’t really care because I was 8 years old and bowling.
At school we always had a minute of silence to honour 9/11, sometimes I liked to pretend it was in honour of my birthday. Not because I was self-centered, just because I found it kinda funny. I don’t know where I was going with this, I just started typing some words and didn’t quite stop as soon as I was expecting.