Published initially in the Harper's magazine in 2003 then later was also published in the Guardian in 2006, Haruki Murakami’s "Birthday Girl" tells of a girl who made a wish when she was twenty, working her shift in a restaurant.
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I always think of this story whenever it's my bday or somebody else's is. Well, I always consider someone is being considerably blessed with the old man's message:
“Happy birthday, may you live a rich and fruitful life, and may there be nothing to cast dark shadows on it.”
Photography: EJ Revelo