Deathday: Super Short Story (183)

Super Short Story (183): Deathday

As his Mother passed away on his birthday,
this day will thereafter be remembered
as her death anniversary too,
probably more so than his birthday.

He reckons he will never celebrate his birthday again,
because how do you celebrate and ‘mourn’ at the same time?
Then again, even if no one dear passed away on his birthday,
someone dear to someone else passed away that day.

These thoughts reaffirmed to him,
about how pointless birthday celebrations are,
when life should already be ‘celebrated’ in each moment by living well,
instead of once in a year over nothing in particular.