One-Minute Book Reviews

July 31, 2008

What! It’s My Birthday, AGAIN?

Filed under: Life — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 10:43 am
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Yes, there’s a mathematical explanation for why this one seems to have come around so fast: As you get older, each year becomes a small fraction of the whole. But that math takes some getting used to, doesn’t it?

One of my gifts was a trip with friends to the wonderful new Broadway production of South Pacific, and I’d hoped today to read and write about the book that inspired it, James Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific. But that will have to wait wait until my toes stop tapping out all those great tunes — “Bali Ha’i,” “Honey Bun,” “Happy Talk,” “Bloody Mary,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and others. Even as the fractions get smaller, we can feel “Younger Than Springtime,” can’t we?

(c) 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. Happy Birthday! Not that small a fraction, surely?

    Comment by Chris Routledge — July 31, 2008 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  2. You couldn’t be that old- at least you’re still able to tap your toes! Happy, happy birthday!

    Comment by Moonbeam McQueen — July 31, 2008 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  3. Thank you both. Alas, no matter how old we are, that fraction is always getting smaller. And it’s been a great birthday …

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — July 31, 2008 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  4. …may happy days come to you all year!” (from an alternative Happy Birthday song my grandmother used to sing to me)



    Comment by ggelliott — July 31, 2008 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

  5. Nice alternate words!

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — July 31, 2008 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

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