It has been a sweet and loving birthday day. It started at 7:00 AM with a cappuccino – an invitation from my 13-year-old grandson. And it is ending now with my jotting down a few words on this page before I go to sleep. I woke up grateful, and I will go to bed thankful. So many kind and unexpected word gifts all day long.
There were walks, flowers, trees, monarch butterflies, delicious food, cards, Japanese watercolours, messages and joyful video calls in between. So much tenderness- laughter, too. So, I am ready to call it a day and drift off to dreamland. I will, of course, be back next week. Thank you for all your kindness. You contribute significantly to this rich and meaningful life. May you enjoy and celebrate your birthdays as much as I do. And my undying gratitude to my family and friends – outlaws, inlaws, family of my heart spread around the world, and 42nd cousins once removed.
It is breathtaking to stop momentarily and realize how we all got here. Here, is where we are right now, including the whole catastrophe, as Zorba puts it.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offerings
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
(Thank you Leonard Cohen)
See you next week. With so much appreciation, Trudy