The year MLK denounced the Vietnam War. The year the Doors released their self-titled album. A volcano erupted on Antarctica. It's the year my father bought a Plymouth Barracuda, which he still owns and I'm still not allowed to drive. It's also the year my parents got married, on September 2. Forty-one years seems a hell of a long time. So congratulations, Mom and Dad. And thanks for teaching me that laughter and love are what makes things last.
Word count: 56,062
Groove: better today
Bubble: the fear is slipping away