October is my birthday month. What I love most about October is that color overtakes landscape — not so much in Singapore since there aren’t really seasons here, but in all the other places I’ve lived. As a person who is obsessed with color, I can’t think of a better time of year to celebrate my life.
I don’t care if I’m a year older this month. Instead, I think about the fact that my birthday is the day my life started. I think about all the journeys I’ve made and all the things I’ve been so lucky to see since that day… and I’m grateful. Another year is a gift.
So here’s some color and life to celebrate — dahlias in Singapore! My most favorite flower — miraculous in color and structure, just as I feel my own life has been. Thanks for this moment, this life, this chance to stop and smell the flowers.