long past the calendar date
to celebrate a dear friend’s milestone birthday
as if no time has passed.
“our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.”
(not me, a famous model who is a couple of years older, but we share a strong birthday spirit)
it has been my birthday for 5 hours already
and according to my math
i become less worried
i become more excited
about this day
in the exact same amounts
which equals out.
“surround yourself with people who are more excited about your birthday than you are.”
“i was 32 when i started cooking; up until then i just ate.” -jc
happy memorial birthday to julia child,
american chef extraordiniare , rebel, eccentric, pioneer, lover of all things butter
and the one who brought the art of french cooking to america.
“with enough butter anything is good.”
“miss child is never bashful with butter”
jc -i plan to whittle a stick of butter into a smaller stick of butter today in your honor.
image credits: (b/w) google. com, (color) butter sculptures, pennsylvania state fair
“all the world is birthday cake,
so take a piece, but not too much.”
– george harrison
each of those numerals
important to me
my number of years on earth
my number of daughters
my number of grand babies
my number of posts
my number of dog years on earth
which is which?
“with mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
― william shakespeare
you are the last
of the grandbabies
six under six
to turn two
and your beloved dog, baron
and the rest of our family
will always watch over you
and look up to you
even if you are the youngest.
One of the virtues of being very young
is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.