SideView’s weekend theme “Birth”

Sidey’s weekend theme, is “Birth.”  There is no-one, alive or dead who hasn’t experienced the miracle of birth. Those who have ‘merely’ experienced being born, won’t remember a thing about it, but those women amongst us who have given birth, remember every detail. The first time you see and hold your newborn baby, is the most wonderful feeling you will ever have.  It’s no wonder that birthdays are so celebrated in all communities, throughout the world.

Ever wondered how birthday parties came into being? Thousands of years ago, birthdays were considered a time when evil spirits were able to harm you, and even change a person’s life from good to bad. In order to frighten away these malevolent spirits, the family and friends gathered around to keep them at bay, by giving good wishes and presents, and generally making a lot of noise. The custom of lighting candles, originated with people believing that the gods lived in the sky, and could look down, see these lighted signals, and bestow blessings in order to counteract the evil spirits. In more enlightened times, birthday parties are just a joyful time to share life’s milestones with family and friends.

Beginning of life’s exciting journey
I‘m thrust into this wonderful world
Rude awakening to light and air
Tugged from the soft safety of the womb
Hello Mom, Dad, fellow humans.

16 comments on “SideView’s weekend theme “Birth”

  1. I love my birthdays and it does not matter that I get a year older. It is a time for spending with my loved ones. Take care AD xxx

  2. Lovely, AD! Cute pic. Wish I could be like 68, Paula and you. I have never been comfortable with my birthday and try to ignore it – if I can. I have no idea why this is.

    • Well that’s very strange, adee. I’m sure you’re missing out somewhere. Throw a party for you next one, and let your hair down. 😉 xxx

  3. A wonderful answer to Sidey’s theme! I had never thought about the origin of birthday parties. Being my own inimitable self, I just assumed that it all started with me! 😆

  4. I just love my birthday!
    Don’t care how many people say I’m too old to celebrate, or that it’s just another day…
    I’m worth celebrating, so there 😉
    Thanks for the bit of history AD…

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