This picture fulfills me with joy that I can't really seem to express. My father wasn't ill at the time and my mother is as beautiful as always. And I have one of my oldest friends stuffing his face with cake. And I'm just off to the corner looking rather pensive. And all the wonderful people in this photo, my cousins, are some of the kindest human beings around. Happy days. Happy worlds. Memories that make this life worth living. Blessed. Peace.