Communion Of Dreams


Happy Birthday, Darnell.
October 4, 2007, 6:44 am
Filed under: Space, Writing stuff

Darnell Sidwell would turn 50 today.  Yep, it isn’t stated explicitly in the text (though there are hints), but he was born the same day as the Sputnik launch.  I liked the congruity of having him come into the world at that particular moment of history, given what else happens with him.

Also, a personal note: I have long harboured this little conceit that I was conceived on this day 50 years ago.  I can’t ask my parents, who died in my early adolescence, so it’s just a guess.  But my birthday is July 4th (1958) – you do the math and see where counting back 9 months takes you.

Jim Downey


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