Happy Third BirthdayI want to wish my son, Dante, a happy third birthday! I think it is very interesting that, of all the methods to do so, the first way I am doing so is virtually. When I was growing up, you either got a phone call or a birthday card if someone wasn’t going to make it to your party. Now you get a text, email or post on social media. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the personal touch is lost in this digital age. It feels pretty… automated. Like this post. I am creating it the day before and scheduling it for upload today! But now that I think about it, it is kind of like handing an analog birthday card to the mail clerk. People still do that. Right?

But I digress. I am very happy that my boy has such a wonderful imagination and seems quite oblivious to the world outside our windows. I am not saying we don’t get him outside. We do. It’s just not so easy with a shelter in place order. Perhaps he gets it from his family. Everyone at home is riding this thing out quite well. I can only hope the same goes for you. I think the key is to make sure that you set time aside to imagine. To play. Living in a small apartment, you realize that you don’t need a large space to have fun. Just remember that staying at home might be tough but it is helping everyone out right now. So, if you are family or friend – or a regular viewer of Gobo Gazette – and you want to wish someone a happy third birthday (or whatever number that might be), do so virtually. Stay safe out there!