It's C's birthday today. She is a very old person now. To remind her (gently!) that she was once quite young, I rescued some old school photographs out of a box. Unfortunately, none of these pictures were labelled. Have I put them in the right order, youngest at top? Is the notion of chronology even appropriate at this point? Is time an elastic concept, and the past only as relevant as memory? Does Cleveland have any chance against Baltimore this weekend? Birthdays are so imbued with reflection.