Have you spent any time thinking about what your 40th birthday will mean to you? Are you already past 40 and full of wonderful wisdom you can share? I’m thinking about that dreaded decade of my 40’s more then I care to admit lately. Now wait a second. I still have almost an entire year before the big four oh, the problem is the remarkable number of “Surprise” parities, 40th birthday parties, and cocktail parties I have been attending as of late.
I have concluded that 40th birthday parties are kind of like funerals. Seriously! Seems to me the 40th party is a huge reflection of the birthday guy or gal….it gives us a glimpse into what there very last get together might look like too.
That great big surprise party that I went to back in February. That girl had every person she had ever met show up at that thing. It was sickly sweet, short and to the point. Just like her. Got me thinking. Wouldn’t her funeral be the EXACT same way? That girl would pack the house.
The outdoor bon fire party starring the reformed partier that went until the wee hours. He is the guy who NEVER misses a GOOD paaarrttyy. Fer sure his funeral would be a rowdy celebration of his life, followed up by a massive wake and cheers all around.
The party that I threw this weekend for a girlfriends 40th. It was politely attended by her nearest and dearest friends, and all of their kids. There were some good laughs, fabulous food, great wine. Yep. Her funeral would be the same way. Civil, nice, polite.
Well folks, I’m not going out like this. On my 40th birthday I am leaving this country on a plane. I will be somewhere disgustingly romantic that helps me stroke something off my bucket list. Think Paris, or the Grand Caymen Islands. I’m not sharing my 40th birthday with anyone but my Hubby and maybe my kids, cause apparently I am all kinds of selfish like that. Does this mean no one will come to my funeral? That the funeral parlour will be empty. Just me and my laptop?
Do you think they have twitter in heaven? Well, at least I’ll be smiling until the day I find out!
So tell me, how do you see your 40th birthday?
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