“Each of us confronts our own truth on our own path” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers
Image by © Jeannette Breward
An Interview with Elliott
Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?
A. My best memory of my birthday is my sixth birthday. We went to the hotel and went swimming. I was really excited to turn six. I was just really excited to turn a different age. As I get older I get more grown up.
Q. How about the worst? And why?
A. I seriously don’t even have a bad birthday memory.
Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?
A. The birthday present that surprised me the most was my iPad
Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?
A. Cake…. *I LOVE CAKE* you have to have cake. When I think about cake I lick my lips.
Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?
A. There are a lot of important parts about celebrating your birthday. Cake, cupcakes, turning a different age. I get presents too. It makes me happy.
Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?
A. We put the same number of candles on the cake as the number we are turning.