milky way

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”
                                       -John Lennon

Somehow, all of a sudden, I find myself celebrating my hundredth birthday. I can’t account for how it happened, but here I am, struggling to blow out the candles. Fortunately, my children had the good sense to only put ten candles on the cake, one for each decade. Even one more candle for good luck might have been too many for me. Not to mention that by now, I’m pretty sure that I’ve already used up all my share of good luck.

slowly turning
into an old man

Author’s Note: The haibun is a part of an unpublished biographical book based on the lyrics by The Beatles.