Time is a subject that fascinates me. It is a common theme, in some fashion, in much of my photography. As such, birthdays in particular are a day that reminds us of time. Many of us handle this reminder in various ways. Some dive in and celebrate the anniversary of their birth. Others want to avoid the attention and any thoughts regarding how this day marks the passing of our lives. Some don’t much care at all whether it is today or tomorrow. We all handle time differently but we all play by the same rules. That is what fascinates me: this notion of time we have.
Somewhere I got old enough to realise that the future is not infinite for me, thus every day is a gift in that regard. This does add certain poignancy to each passing day and I sometimes wonder at the bliss of ignorance.