A fool at forty

Fool at Forty Columbine Flower Etegami 1.2013-03-16

Happy birthday… to me! Culturally this is supposed to be a rather significant birthday, but the only reason I can think of is the sentiment expressed in this etegami, an idiom that goes: A fool at forty is a fool forever. I hope that’s not the case for me.

The flower here is the columbine flower, alternately known as Fool’s Cap or Folly’s Flower, suggesting foolishness, per Plant Biographies, from Plantlives.com by Sue Eland, and thus fit the sentiment of the idiom.
Fool at Forty Columbine Flower Etegami 2.2013-03-16