Not old, surely.
Not young either, of course.
Just how it is.
I think I am one of the luckiest people in the world, and I know that a large part of that luck has to be the wonderful friendships I have been able to enjoy and maintain over these long years.
So... a toast.
Happy birthday to me, sure -- your humble pubkeep, crazy Hallowe'en guy, musician, singer, builder, silly person.
Happy Friendship to each and every one of you.
And thank you.