The Birthday Gift

Today is my 54th birthday.  It’s barely daybreak and I ran across Ashley Campbell’s song, “Remember.”


As I sit at my desk listening to her words and music, I look up, and perfectly centered out my picture window is a plane traveling eastward ascending towards the sky.



The sun’s rays are illuminating the plane’s vapor trail in a soft pink hue against a faint blue sky.  It looks like the Universe/God is holding a crayon drawing a straight line on a vast canvas.  I hear the words, “Welcome to this new day, Vic.  Happy Birthday.  Life is moving forward, yo