I just went to birthday party that was more than an observance of the day of someone's birth.
The party was a glorious celebration of life.
When some people in our kayak club realized so many members were turning 70, they decided a party was in order.
I looked around at the nine celebrants and thought about how vibrant and active each one is. In addition to paddling kayaks for miles each week, they bike long distances, have a lot of varied interests, and are a rather hearty bunch.