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Daily Prompt: Birthday is the new Honour

October 21, 2013

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Click over to your favorite blog, and pick out the 4th and 14th words (that aren’t “the” or “an”). Drop them into this phrase:

“_____ is the new _____.”

There’s your post title. Now write!

I had to do this prompt because it reminded me of childhood games we used to play. The kind where everyone writes one line of a story without knowing what the person before you has put. The stories rarely made sense but they turned up some hilarious plot lines!

Birthday is the new honour. Hmmm, I’m not sure about the new bit of that, it seems to me that birthdays have always been treated as something of an honour. It’s ironic really, it’s the only thing which every person alive is guaranteed to have ‘accomplished’ and yet for each individual, and the people who love them, their birthday is a day of tribute, of privilege.

Perhaps birthdays are an honour and a privilege; a reminder that life is a gift and the day on which we were first granted that gift should be remembered and commemorated each year. I think people who panic about their age each birthday would feel a lot better if they thought of it that way!

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