“The images we receive shape the ones we transmit” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

James D'Mello by © Aaron McCullough

Image by © Aaron McCullough

An Interview with James

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

A. Playing Lego games with my friends.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. Someone farted at my birthday and it was stinky.

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

A. When Mom and Dad told me on my birthday that I was going to get a new baby brother or sister. Now I have a new baby brother.

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


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

A. That you are getting older.

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

A. Eat cake!