Today my family celebrated my niece's birthday, as well as my mother's and mine. My niece had her birthday on 13 July but never got to celebrate it with us, my mother's birthday was on 3 September and mine was on 30 July, while I was in India. So it was a big get-together here in Amsterdam with lots of drinks, food and laughter. Above is the collage that my father made for me in the old-fashioned way: he took photos of old photos of me, cut them out with the scissors and glued them on a large piece of paper. I love how it turned out: here is me young, older, innocent, mature, with long and short hair, smiling, having the flue, pale and bronzed, in winter and summer outfits. Half a century of me.