Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday's Child

You know that certainty of life - that unassailable fact that you hold on to since birth? Birthdates are one of them for sure. From the year to the month to the time of birth, it's something we all depend on, printed clearly on almost every significant document in our lives.

Till one day your mom just sends a message saying 'Hey, you weren't born on a Wednesday, you were born on a Tuesday.'


Chuck Bass

No idea how my mom suddenly received that blinding epiphany - or even why - but damn. How in the world had she gotten the days mixed up? Didn't she say Wednesday was the only operating day of the week?

And here I spent half my school life channelling a woeful Wednesday Addams when I should have been a graceful Tuesday instead.

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Graceful eh? Guess I should have become a ballet dancer.


William said...

God's grace. That's why you're such a talented doctor. :P

Little Dove said...

Agree with William. :)

savante said...

Thanks, william and dove :) Though why my mom suddenly came up with this is beyond me. Did she search through the birth certificates all of a sudden? :O


Ning said...

hey don't complain, from woe to grace, go celebrate now! :)

Mr.D said...

i don't see your life full of woes, it's filled with happiness!

quicksilverlining said...

but sunday's child is sunny, blithe and gay~!

and the fair of face thing is pretty inaccurate, as far as i'm an example...

Edison Lee said...

definitely a Monday's Child!

Life for Beginners said...

Grace comes in many faces... Maybe those years of channeling woe was just your own brand of grace? :)

Booker said...

Hey, I'll take Tuesday over Wednesday anytime!