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Birthday Zooms

November 11, 2020

Last week was my 16th birthday.
How long I dreamed of the party I would throw, I do not know.
But then Covid came along and soon the year was flying, until it reached my birthday.
Honestly, I was in denial for a while.
I told myself there was time.
Until that time flew by too. 
Talking to my sister, we created a plan.
How often Zoom has helped these passed few months.
I've lost count.
It has swapped cries into jives.
Reconnecting families and friends from across the globe.
I had a party.
On Zoom.
The movie lagged for some people but even they had fun.
My friends from across Europe joined.
I had a brilliant time.
My party ideas changed for Covid but it worked.
People who usually could never spend birthdays with me joined the celebration.
Friends were made through breakout rooms.
Memories were made too. 
Rituals have changed.
This year has been about change.
In a good way too.


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  • AstroWriter

    Happy Very Belated Birthday!

    5 months ago
  • AmandaLynnWrites

    Happy Belated birthday! This was truly beautiful to read! I'm glad you still got to have a fun birthday despite the state of the world!

    5 months ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    re: Oh, nice! Thanks yeah

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Semi-Active)

    Beautiful piece with a beautiful message! CONGRATS ON WEDNESDAY WORDS!! (Though I’m quite late.... sorry!!) I’m Eden! Nice to meet you! And happy belated birthday!

    5 months ago
  • The Secret Society of Purple Iguanas of Death Online

    Happy birthday! :D

    5 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    Awh this is brilliant! Congratulations on Wednesday Words and a happy belated birthday! :D My laptop has a stroke anytime I try to use Zoom so I found this fun to read lol

    5 months ago
  • Michu Crawford

    Happy belated birthday. This poem reminded me of my birthday during quarantine.

    5 months ago
  • aiyanna

    There have been good changes for sure.
    Happy belated birthday!

    5 months ago
  • rainydayz

    re: thank you so much!

    5 months ago
  • Scorpious Malfoy

    Belated birthday wishes and congo on Wednesday Words!

    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Congrats, congrats!! this is awesome! I totally agree, Zoom has been very helpful :D

    5 months ago
  • SunV

    Congratulations on Wednesday Words! I've had birthday zooms (Though we do it on google meet....) and they aren't the best, but are quite good of an alternative to not celebrating at all. Though we don't watch a movie, I love that you were able to!

    And this piece was published quite some time ago, but belated happy birthday!

    5 months ago
  • Laasya Kompella

    Congratulations on winning Wednesday Words and happy belated birthday!

    5 months ago
  • wavewriter

    What a beautiful, relatable, and brilliant piece! Wonderful wonderful job. Happy belated birthday!

    5 months ago
  • Elizabeth Lewis

    Congrats on being WtW's Wednsday Words!!! Also Happy Birthday!!! :)
    Praying for you! ("casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you." ---
    1 Peter 5:7 --- God's there for you and He loves you!!!!)

    5 months ago
  • Rose A(hiatus)

    Wow, I love this! Congrats on Wednesday Words. I've never heard about a zoom birthday party. I'm glad it worked out for you.

    5 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    So freaking sweet!

    5 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    Congrats on Wednesday words!! This is a wonderful piece!

    5 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Awwwwwww I love it! This is so sweet, and I'm glad you had a good party. Congrats on the feature! (Btw love the accent)

    5 months ago
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    5 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Congrats!! I loved your reading, and the piece too :) apparently according to ambedo & sugar cookies I've been here for a "long time", so welcome to wtw and I'm looking forward to reading more of your writing :D

    5 months ago
  • anemoia by a thread

    Congrats on Wednesday words! I’m sorry your birthday wasn’t as you hoped, but I’m glad you and your fam and friends were able to make it into a great event and still spend time together.
    Also... Hi, I’m Erin! def not a WtW veteran, but I try to welcome people when I “meet” them. Just a tip that helped me hugely when I arrived here: if you want to reply to someone so they can see it, go to their page and post a comment in one of their pieces. That way, they’ll be notified. Otherwise, they’ll never know unless they come back to the piece. :) hope it helped!
    Some other writers who have been here way longer than me and could always help are Anne Blackwood, FantasyOtter12, mindfruit, SunV, Stone of Jade, sci-Fi, Paisley Blue, doodleninja, dmoral, Rohan’s Defender (Rudolph’s Defender #holidayvibes), Emi, almost flora kane, rwong, mirkat, and many I’m forgetting.

    5 months ago
  • rainydayz

    congratulations on wednesday words also if you could give me some tips for a zoom party that would be great bc my birthday is this weekend and my minds come to a blank

    5 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Congrats on Wednesday Words!!!

    5 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    Congrats on Wednesday words!! Its crazy how things can change so easily--but this piece is tru--not all change is bad. i love the hope and excitement you found in this piece despite the difficult circumstances. also happy late birthday ;)

    5 months ago
  • rwong

    congrats on wednesday words!! i've been in that same spot as well—quarantine birthdays. but i love how you made it really hopeful and optimistic, at the end especially. well done :)

    5 months ago
  • The Inky Writer

    Thank you both for the lovely, encouraging comments! They mean so much :)

    6 months ago
  • Emi

    I love the hope in this piece! It shows how despite the change, some good things can come out of it!

    6 months ago
  • happygiggles (not as active anymore)

    I love this, like love love it! Your writing style is so refreshing, it's so positive! I'm sorry you couldn't have a proper party, but cheers to you for being so creative and using zoom! My sister missed her 18th party, so we took her to Sligo for a weekend instead (when restrictions had been lifted a bit, obvs not when we couldn't go, and we socially distanced from everybody and work masks etc..) we found organizing a zoom party too much work, LOL! Happy belated Birthday!! (:

    6 months ago
  • The Inky Writer

    Thank you and happy birthday! :)

    6 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Aw this is really sweet. My birthday was virtual too :( but it's okay. Like you said "Rituals have changed./This year has been about change./In a good way too."

    6 months ago