“Cumplir” (to reach) and “año” (year). To reach a year, in Spanish. Or, “Cumpleaño”– birthday. It is “mi cumpleaño,” amigos, my 58th. One of the intangible benefits of working at Whole Foods has been learning a modicum of Spanish, thanks to my Latino co-workers.
Today I will observe mi cumpleaño, and I will do so as a celebration of life. My own life, and life also in the largest sense. Celebrate, both in the abstract and the particular.
It occurred to me that we have also almost completed a year since our last blood drive also being held as a “Celebration of Life. It occurred to me also that we can hit this blood drive the same way we properly split wood, by “swinging through it” to the block below.
We are looking not just for a large number of pints on June 18th, but for repeat givers who will “swing through” that event and generate, on their own, future pints.
To life! L’Chaim! A la vida! À la vie! với cuộc sống! 生命 !
Submitted by Craig Jones