It’s not Narcissism.
I just love myself. Fortunately a lot of you love me too. The lone tears were sooo constant it started to look like I was crying.
So, thank you. For making January the twentieth day of Y2015 tres memorable for me. I hope all your birthdays feel just as great.
For a very long time, I had not met anyone that shared my birthday date with me. I met people born 15,16,17,18,even 19, born hours before me in the same hospital ward, as in we were neighbours in the nursery, no kidding(her mother told me when we met many years later in secondary school, yip we were neighbours in class as well for a bit :D).
This search for a birthday mate had gone on for so long, I had to ask my mother once if there had been a law that she defied by birthing me on the said date. She had laughed and asked me to keep looking.
Then in secondary, when people share drinks and “scatters” (the Feddy in me isn’t going anywhere anytime soon), Jan 20th was usually quiet. I was still alone.
Until my SS 1.
Someone sends me to Red house back then, and yh, it’s my birthday. And I walk into this apartment and see a cake in the centre.
I was shocked. I had to enquire and found out that it belonged to a certain Chimezie(I forget her surname now).
Finally, I had found a birthday mate.
I wasn’t alone finally.
I had to restrain myself from going to introduce myself and what not. I don’t know how to deal with embarrassments 😂😂
So here, being born on the January 20th is quite an interesting thing.
Horoscopes are not quite my thing, based on my Christian faith and all. But I find them insightful. And it is knowledge.
And No knowledge is a waste.
And if knowledge helps you be better, then it is a good thing.
And we know all good things come from God.
I went from talking Horoscopes to solving equations. Genius, I know!
Anyway, now that my defense is out of the way, I can continue.
So, on some Horoscopes, I am Capricorn, on others I am Aquarius.
So people born on the 20th of January are known as Cusps. I don’t know if this phenomenon happens with other signs and months.
But being a Cusp means I exhibit the characters of one born a Capricorn and also of an Aquarian.
Best of both worlds, ey? *no Hannah Montana*.
So if you have ever been puzzled, and wondered what planet I come from, ponder no more. Its the Cusp in me.
Another interesting thing I have learnt, I once met up a friend and her friend for drinks, and unlike most girls we hit it off in the most amazing way. You couldn’t have met us that night and believed that our acquaintanceship was just an hour old.
Last night I found out our birthdays were only a day apart. We laughed really hard, that explained the bonding.
Like all stories, there has to be a Kpalasa side to it. So I was sharing stuff with my colleagues and one came back to apologise, that as a Witness , they do not have such beliefs and celebrations . Knowing they already crossed off Christmas, I had to ask what exactly they are allowed to celebrate.
We are still going to have a concise conversation on the matter. I may keep you posted. Or not. Maybe I need convincing, and change in ideology. This is how I learn.
Birthdays are special. You can’t tell me nothing.
I am most grateful to God who preserves me to see each one. Even science agrees that people with the most birthdays live the longest.
To more birthdays and reasons to celebrate, mazel tov 🍻!!!
God keep you all everyday till another 365 (and more of course).
Any now that birthday is done, I have real work to do! So Help me God.
Peace and Love People!
Ps- I have found more birthday mates too, and we are all special and gifted, Amen!