They say age is just a number. For me, age is a treasure box filled of memories, achievements and wonderful friendships. My bushels a flow. In Judaism, seventy years represent a lifetime, and the age of reaching wisdom. The Talmud teaches us that the carob tree takes seventy years to bring fruit forth, as such I am looking forward with optimism and hope to many more years of accomplishments filled with love and happiness.

Today is my day
it is birthday of mine
I’ve lived on this earth
for a quite a long long time
seventy seasons I traveled around
I’ve been up and down
I have lost and I found.

Some days were full of joy
some tough and some sad
but I’ve made it to this day
and I’m grateful for that.

My wishes are few
they whisper of love
and for God to shine peace
from His heavens above.

©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
May 28, 2023 | OC California

Photography Asaf Fulks | The OC Recording Company