Moving Quotation

“We celebrated at El Tercer Hombre with the entire group until dawn, as an advance party for my next birthday, for Germán Vargas, who was the guardian of the saints’ calendar, let it be known that on March 6 I would be twenty-seven years old. In the midst of the good wishes of my great friends, I felt ready to devour raw the seventy-three I still had left before I celebrated the first hundred.” — Gabriel García Márquez, Living to Tell the Tale, page 467.