Saturday, October 22

happy birthday, Jen Gray

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Things I know to be true:

1. Everything's better with Jen Gray.

2. She is a healer and a teacher-- simply by being. Her way of sharing, her way of listening, her way of caring as part of her daily life -- is grace manifested.

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3. She shies away from the spotlight, prefers to hide out behind the curtain and can slip away unseen just when you want to shout THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

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4. Squam would not be what it is without the full heart, flying obscenities, wild spirit, backstage help, light touch of love on the shoulder and twinkle light magic that she brings every single time. Every. Single. Time.

5. I would not be where I am on my journey without her swooping in to nurture, encourage, tease, nudge and all around love me as I am and believe in all I want to be. I am her bitch, now and forever.

6. Because she is so funny and sweet and wry -- always mixing pathos with saturnalia -- I want to be funny and sweet and wry here-- I don't want to get all sobby and lovey. She would hate that shit. Alas, when I think of Jen Gray I get all sobby and lovey.

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Jen, I am so grateful.

May this year ahead of you be filled with sweetness, light, cheese balls and trucker humor.

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You've got me looking up-- and I love you so.

Happy Birthday.

Bisous, E

14 comments:

  1. Sweetness. Happy Birthday, Jen! xo

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  2. What a lovely birthday letter to your dear friend. I got to talk to Jen a little more this year at Squam (during the art fair) and everything you say is true :-) Happy Bday, Jen!

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  3. How lucky you both are to have each other! Happy Birthday Jen!

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  4. Happy birthday, lovely Jen!

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  5. Happy birthday Jen! You are all that ...and a bag of chips! wishing you a sweet, wonderful, year filled with peace-full-ness and much much love.
    LindaE

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  6. I feel the exact same way about her. Love you, Jen Gray!

    xo

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  7. Me three, she's a good egg. Love that whore.

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  8. yes! how can i not love her?? she shares my son's birthday -- october 22 is that much sweeter for me -- thank you jen for being born on this day, happy birthday and a glorious, joyful year for you! xo

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  9. how can you not love that girl….she's a swell gal! oh and you are too my dear…xoxo

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  10. i could gush about Jen like all of you too...love that gal to bits and bits and bits!
    xoxox

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  11. yes yes yes. i get teary reading this. she makes life *more* by being in it.

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  12. Yep. Jen Gray fuckin' rocks. As do YOU. Fact.

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  13. love you all..... and eliz, you crush my heart in the best kind of way... xoxo
    jen gray

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  14. YES!!! All of these things she is.. love her and all that she brings with her!

    xo
    Karen aka deldino

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e