My birthday is Tuesday. I
Think of it this way:
Every inhale’s a beginning.
Every exhale’s an ending.
Holding your breath’s the middle —
which doesn’t last long anyway.
Only kids give it a red-faced,
parent-testing try now and then,
’til they learn it’s better
to go back to a beginning
where all dreams are still possible.
Happy birthday, Elaine! That’s a long drive–I hope you have some good tapes or CDs to listen to on the way. And of course I hope you come see me when you get here!
hmm. I find that too often I realize that I literally have been holding my breath — or at least breathing so shallowly that I barely am. Breathing is all about beginnings and endings. Breathing dreams. Sounds good.
And Betsy, yes I had a book on CD and some good rockin’ oldies to keep me awake. I will be in touch with you to see what we might be able to arrange.
Happy birthday, Elaine-with-an-i! I hope I have my head together as much as you do when I’m 63. You’re an inspiration!!
I had a difficult time just helping out with my grandparents, so I can only imagine the trials you have with your mother. Enjoy the time away, cherish those “grandmother” moments you’ll be sharing with Elmo and your grandson. You truly deserve it.
I have this image of diverse women, enjoying dinner and splurging on themselves rather than others. That’s where I want to be when I grow up.
Happy Early Birthday and many more.
Happy birthday Elaine! May you have many more, and have a wonderful time visiting your family.
It is hard to imagine the future, isn’t it? I always think I my grandmother telling me when she was in her mid-70s and I was a teenager that inside she felt much the same as when she was twenty-something. I didn’t understand at the time, but now I do.
When my grandfather was 63, my aunt was 11, my mother was 4 and my uncle was 3! Imagine that!
Happy birthday! I’ll be 36 soon and yes, it’s strange to watch those numbers go up. But it sure beats the alternative.
Wherever you are at 73, Elaine, I hope you are writing about it here.
Having just turned 36 myself, the thought of turning those numbers around in 33 years or so seems improbable at best. Of course, I might have said much the same twenty years ago and look at me now.
Safe journey to you and happy birthday my fellow Piscean.
Happy birthday, Elaine! I’ve just blogged you good wishes. Hope you didn’t think that I’d forgotten you. I’ve been away from the computer for the past two days, so I missed your post. You’re probably now at you daughter’s having a grand old time. At least I hope so.
Happy Belated Birthday to you, Elaine. You truly deserve the very best visit. I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time, and return replenished and fulfilled. 🙂 This post has been beautifully inspiring for me. Thank you….
Happy happy birthday, Elaine…
and many many more!
Well,you certainly have nothing to say, and you’re an idiot. Did it ever occur to you that maybe you’re just a big waste? Of time, of skin, and now of bandwith?
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