At 50, everyone has the face they deserve
July 28, 2006
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George Orwell says that at age 50, everyone has the face they deserve; here’s mine. I had my first surprise party ever: after dinner, many friends from the Church of the Sojourners came over to the house and secreted them in the house library. “Come, Will, I want to show you something in the library,” said Mike. Unfortunately for the surprise of it all, I had seen some of them coming in. But fortunately for me–I’m not so sure I like surprises. There had been some debate over whether I’d enjoy singing or playing games more; again, fortunately, singing won out. Thanks, church. Plus, there was ice cream at work today (along with good business news), a nice linguine with clam sauce dinner cooked by Rick, pleasant presents and cards … and, of course visits and presents from family–maybe 50 isn’t so bad after all.