“Strange coincidences may be but the normal workings of the Universe” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Chris Murray by © Jeannette Breward

Image by © Jeannette Breward

An Interview with Chris

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. On my 32nd birthday, my wife and I were able to hear our son’s heartbeat for the first time.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. Three days before my 18th birthday my grandmother passed away; her wake fell on my birthday. Not the way you want to see family for your birthday.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. I’m a huge Montreal Canadiens fan, but my wife grew up in a Toronto Maple Leafs household; it’s the only real bone of contention in our relationship. A few years ago I came home from work on my birthday to find my present: a gorgeous replica Rocket Richard captain’s jersey. I love it.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. Not really; I do use it as an excuse to eat whatever awful for me thing I want though!

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Doing what you want with the people you want to be with.

Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?

A. We try to catch a Blue Jays game my birthday weekend (or the closest weekend the Jays are playing at home).