Wednesday’s Woes

Monday’s child is fair of face

Monday’s child is fair of face
Tuesday’s child is full of grace
Wednesday’s child is full of woe
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
And the child that is born on the Sunday
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

What a terrible nursery rhyme, but one that I not only have heard often, it often echoes in my head. You see, I was born on a Wednesday. I have also suffered from depression since I was a teenager, thus being “full of woe.” I think I should have been born on a Sunday. I am gay after all, but woe is me, I was born on a Wednesday. I would love to know what day of the week you were born on. If you don’t know, you can always find out by using a perpetual calendar, such as this one in which you put in your year and a year-long calendar appears. So what day of the week were you born and is this nursery rhyme a fitting example of your personality?

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

5 responses to “Wednesday’s Woes

  • Preston

    Joe, I was born on a Sunday and it does seem to match my personality. I would be interested to know how many responses you get. I had never thought to check this before your post. I read your blog everyday, although I seldom comment. Thank you for your effort in posting every day.

    • Joe

      Since this is my mirror site, I don’t get as many comments here. I did however get 9 comments over on That’s a lot of comments for me.

  • iameverywhere1

    I tend to not put a lot of stock in the poem except for being a poem. I was born on a Friday but I also have a history of depression, I had far to go as a kid and I work hard for a living. The very best of all is I’m gay and I love it.

    Give yourself more credit though. As a teacher, whether in the classroom or the museum room you are one of those whose given young people their starts in life including guidance, support, direction and the ability to work their ways out of struggles.

    While I’m here I might as well add he’s got a very nice ass and I’m so very fond of all your sexy photos.

  • Bryan Spellman

    Born on an October Monday at 10 am. It’s not for me to comment on my own face.

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