“Everything happens twice” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Ryan Watts by © Joel Robison

Image by © Joel Robison

An Interview with Ryan

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

A. Getting flowers sent to my work from my boyfriend.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. First year away from my family when they moved to Cyprus.

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

A. Getting flowers from my boyfriend every year we’ve been together being sent to my work.

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

A. No…

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

A. Being with my loved ones.

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

A. No…