Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You Say It's Your Birthday, It's My Birthday, Too, yeah...




We turn not older with years, but newer every day
~ Emily Dickinson






None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm
~Henry David Thoreau


Spring is popping out all over around here:  the weather, the flowers, the sniffing dogs, the chirping of all sorts of birds.  I walk down the street thrilled to be blasting my Aretha Franklin album in my ears, dancing a two-step and smelling the massive waft of fresh-bloomed jasmine all down our block.  I'm feeling good.  While I'm not particularly enthused about what the passing years have done to my skin, or my knee joints, 
or to my memory, 
or my hearing.... 
Well, I make up for it with the idea that with each one of these passing years, I become more myself, the ME me, and am more comfortable than ever with who I ultimately am.  When the going is good, you best keep on going...
 
(and, every  year  seems  good!) 

12 comments:

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Molly!!!! This year is going to better than all the others. I'm so glad you were born. xo

Kick said...

HAPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOLLY! Love from Mom and Dad

Kick said...

Whoops! Here's the other "P"!

Kaari Marie said...

YEAH! But 40? Still???
Let's celebrate in two days - woad, earth day and your day!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Happy Birthday! Great party photo. I hope everyone had a really fine time!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Happy Birthday,Molly! Great post... so glad you are feeling on top of the world! Thats the way it should be!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Molly! Hope you had a great day. My birthday was on the 5th, Tuesday. Looking forward to meeting you in Toulouse in June!

lisa s said...

happiest of birthdays to you...
love the photo [an the sentiments]

jani said...

happy birthday! enjoy the spring. :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Molly! In my world birthdays are celebrated every day, so it's not really belated! Hope you had a firecracker of a day!

Julie B.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Doh! Missed the day!

You're right, each year is like a journey close to you. What a beautiful destination!

Best wishes for a year ahead full of discovery and art and dogs and love and joy and happiness!

xoxo!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Happy very belated birthday Molly. Did we know that mine is two days before yours? Aries mamacitas unite! 20 or so days later still counts to say HPAYYY Btdrthadya!!!