birthday note on turning 60 by pd lyons

1974 crosby



the old fellow near the sea

the old fellow near the sea


today ends my fifth decade. to morrow i will be 60.

the sixth decade begins at 5:54 am

bringer of the new dawn

 ever aging scorpion.


sometimes i think it has not happened

sometimes when i think of that certain little boy

i still get tears.

sometimes when i think back,

teenage, marriages, children, lovers, others –

reminding myself  of the good and of the not so very good –

reminding myself that I really  did the best I could.


but you know i am the luckiest man i know.

i have ended up in a country foreign to my birth

with a family of my own…

i  think i am in the best health ever.

no smoking for over 15 years

steady yoga meditation

and always did and still do love to walk –

there are miles of my life upon

mountains, shores, countries, continents

and  along those meandering pathways between the worlds.


and while i know all things come to an end –

as of right now i have not!

how cool is that?






cover photo

photographer unknown

photographer unknown

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  • michaeljwhelan  On November 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Birthday

    Liked by 1 person

  • Phil  On November 10, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations, Peter. 60 is a milestone and to reach it in good health and at peace is a special blessing. Enjoy the day and the decades to come. Phil

    Liked by 1 person

    • pdlyons  On November 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      thank you very much. recognize the first photo? crosby 1974 year book back page


  • Donna J Snyder  On November 20, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Belated birthday wishes. I turned sixty September 12. Age is odd.


    • pdlyons  On November 20, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      or in this case even. thank you!


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