I don’t know whether it was because my birthday was approaching at the time or mere coincidence, but this thought passed through my mind. “What if I was born on June 22nd or June 24th, or perhaps just an hour or so different, in either direction, would I have the same personality traits, would I in fact be the same person that I have become, or someone totally different?” If you believe that the stars and their alignments, have an effect on us and our lives,,, then possibly, I could have been a different person altogether….And maybe, just maybe, “I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender” as Brando said in “On The Waterfront.”
But nah, you know, I kinda like who I am and what has resulted from my being born at exactly that date and time.
So, I’m not complaining, ’cause,, “I knows what’s I y’am, and I y’am, what’s I y’am” ~Popeye~
Have a wonderful Sunday, wherever and whomever you are.
Where the stars
at the time
of our birth,
But, I can’t help
who or what
I may be,
if I were born
a bit early,
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