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Birthday Blurs (Memories of My 37th) ~ A Photo Journal

I turned 37 recently. A strange limbo sort of age, neither old nor young.

So much has changed, but so much remains the same. I’ve let go of a lot of things.

Mainly I just realise how lucky I am to live the simple life I do, to be free and healthy (even if my body feels more like 67 most of the time).

Anyhow, it was a nice, quiet birthday. My first and hopefully last in lockdown.

My mum put on a delicious spread of nibbles galore, made me my favourite cake. We drank too much – wine and beer and gin and god knows what.

I took some blurry drunken photos that will probably mean little to anyone but me, but I thought I’d share them anyway…

Spring seems to be on its way. Vaccines are happening – my mum’s is next week.

Suddenly the future seems a lot brighter.

It’s nice to start dreaming again, making plans of all the things we’ll see and do.

(All images copyright Ben Holbrook Feb 2021 – shot with the Fujifilm XT3 and Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 R))

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