“In music, two voices create a space between them since they happen at the same time” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Mayan Taylor by © Aaron McCullough

“Mayan was named after the Mayan Riviera. She is aptly named because her eyes are a beautiful blue just like the colour of the ocean. She lives in Olds, Alberta with her Mom and Dad. Mayan likes school and her teacher but really loves swimming. Although she is currently at the swimmer 2 level she believes she should be at the swimmer four level because she is just that good. She was quiet and calm but very astute and intelligent.” – Aaron M

Image by © Aaron McCullough

An Interview with Mayan

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

A. On my 7th birthday we were in Kelowna with my grandparents and my cousins and my friend and his daddy drove 8 hours to surprise me.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. One year my friend gave me socks, a whole bag of socks.

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

A. One birthday I came downstairs and there was a pink and white kitchen all set up for me.

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

A. Chocolate cake….it has to be chocolate!!!

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

A. Spending time with your friends and family

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

A. We always have a party at the swimming pool so all of my friends and family can come, then we drive to Kelowna and spend a week there, swimming everyday.