| New year's day 2011, Luxor, Egypt.|
Birthday card from friends in Ukraine.
The days pass. The seasons pass. The years pass. The pages turn. The children grow. Grandchildren become adults, have children. Work becomes past experience. College teaching is a highlight. Travel becomes stories. Parents and loved ones transition into the unknown. The losses pile up. The moments become memories. The memories remain vivid. And then here I am, celebrating 72 years of a personal history.