Yesterday was the autumnal equinox, and also my son’s 9th birthday. The sun shone directly over the equator, meaning that the ENTIRE GLOBE received 12 hours of sunshine.
In other words: my entrancing, wildly imaginative, relentlessly creative Mose has a birthday which lights up the planet. Or at least that’s what I tell him, and four out of five equinoctial scientists agree. (See birthday lighting-up-the-world photo below.)
Yesterday my son, who has many food allergies, got to have the first real (dairy-free, gluten-free) pizzeria pizza, and the first real professional (dairy-free, gluten-free) birthday cake, of his entire life. SO GOOD!!! I am hugely grateful to Cruzer Pizza in Los Feliz, and Babycakes NYC Bakery in Larchmont, for making truly delectable food our whole family can eat together. This is a really big deal for us.