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I remember thirteen.

At thirteen I started to ride the subway alone. Thirteen was when I put away my Matchbox cars and picked up Rolling Stone. It was after-school peanut butter cups and cream soda from the deli on Bond Street. At thirteen I got to try a little of dad's beer, and at thirteen I swore I'd never drink that godawful stuff. Thirteen was tremulous fear and quaking desire. Thirteen was when childhood faded into the mist, and the future beckoned slyly from the car.

I remember thirteen well, but now I see it for what it really is:

make a wish

Thirteen is the time of angels.

Happy birthday, my mad, bad, sad, brilliant beautiful man.

Date: 2011-07-14 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fj.livejournal.com
For he looks like one.

Date: 2011-07-14 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vizsludraugas.livejournal.com
Happy birthday to him!

Date: 2011-07-14 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veek.livejournal.com
Holy cats. Thirteen?

Happy birthday, everyone.

Date: 2011-07-14 11:07 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-14 11:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-mishegas.livejournal.com
Thirteen! Wow! Happy birthday!

Date: 2011-07-14 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kimberlogic.livejournal.com
thank you for sharing this

and happy birthday to him

Date: 2011-07-14 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laura47.livejournal.com
teenager???? omg!

I'm about to go pick up a just-turned 13 girl ([livejournal.com profile] ocelotspots's sister) from her first solo plane flight. It is jarring to realize that she's the same age as Morgan, and she must have been little when Morgan was little.

Congrats to you all. :-)

Date: 2011-07-14 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moominmolly.livejournal.com
Wow. He's beautiful, and so are you. Thank you for sharing.

Date: 2011-07-14 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
Wow indeed. Happy birthday!

Date: 2011-07-14 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceo
Happy Birthday, Morgan!!!

Date: 2011-07-15 02:58 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] vito-excalibur.livejournal.com
Can't believe it. Thirteen years. I remember hearing his first word. Wow.

Date: 2011-07-15 01:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] qwrrty.livejournal.com
You know what one of the best things is? All of that stuff they say about how it all happens in the blink of an eye -- well, that's true. But it's all there, all of it, the good stuff and the bad, in the blink of an eye. It's like the best summer vacation you've ever had. Welcome, you beautiful guys. :-)

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