Every year, it is my tradition to make a star for my birthday. This is the one for today, with fifty points for my new age.
I like the view from age 50. I can see half-centuries before and after right now. To see 1968, I look into the past, which is behind me. If I look forward, I see ideas for what 2068 could be like.
I turn 49 today. This is a 49-pointed star, to mark the occasion — an old tradition of mine.
My first birthday was in 1968 — on the day I was born. A year later, on my second birthday, I turned one year old. Carry this up to the present, and that makes today, when I turn 49, my 50th birthday. For those reasons, here’s a second star, with 50 points.