I’m trying to reach out to a friend and coworker this evening to wish him a happy birthday tomorrow. I hope to hear back from him, but if not, I will have made an effort. Unfortunately, the pandemic has kept me from actually seeing Art since May. The separation hasn’t affected our relationship, which makes me proud.
I think I’m one of the few people who remember his birthday. I try never to embarrass him or to make him self-conscious about his birthday.