Tuesday, February 11

a good day to die

Just back from giant (read: colassol) walk over white fields of snow to soup I made last night with roasted veggies (thx to @helenedujardin) greens from farmers mkt. headed to boston in a bit. Sigh. Life is good.

This is real time.  As I type to you, this is precisely where I am and what I see.

Now, as it were.

And, whoa-- didn't mean to freak anyone out with that title above-- I honestly never know what the hell is gonna pop out the ends of these typing fingers, but that surprised even me.  Yet, I left it as I know the depth of its truth.

Yes, today is my birthday, but EVERY day is our birthday --- or, for the enlightened Geronimo's in our midst-- every day is a good day to die.

My brother's mother-in-law (sounds like a long distance away from me, but in fact we were quite connected-- she even came to visit me a couple of times at Soliden) died three years ago next month.  She was in her early 80s.  Active.  Vital.  Engaged with life and beauty.

She had just come home from a concert and was walking up the stairs to bed when she stopped midway on the staircase, swung an arm out with delight and said, "what a WONDERFUL day!" She then continued up the steps, went to sleep and never woke up.

I take enormous comfort from this knowledge.  Not because I am all about death-- but because I am all about living a fabulous life -- breathing deep into every moment I can.

So weird that I am all about life and death here today.  I am aware that in this space I come off so heavy and philosophical at times -- ever gazing on the hypnotic swirls of my bellybutton. 

The thing is, my friends know (they KNOW) I am the most silly, absurd, child-like nut you will ever hang out with.  I love nothing better than super, silly fun.  And so I have been receiving no few emails full of silliness from friends wanting to make me laugh hard on my birthday.

I share the links with you below in the event you want blow out some energy in good, hard belly laughs.

First up:

Just in time for the Year of the Horse:  Prancercise!  (Find your inner horse)

And, then because the above is NOT a parody . . . omg.  THIS is the parody:


Beth says, "my inner horse has stripes and is a zebra."  I love this woman SO much!  (if you love her, too -- here's a fab show she did of Gwyneth Paltrow)

Am guessing Gwynnie, or GOOPy as she likes to be called, is fair game for parody because here's Katy and Katie's take:



Katie:  This is just, talking about Gwyneth Paltrow makes me hungry.

To quote Sissy, "these girls are f$&%<@! hilarious.

So--- a day filled with light, laughter and the promise of an evening with friends.

You know, a very good day to . .. be ALIVE, baby!

Big love to you all of you!

bisous, e

16 comments:

  1. "Co là breith sona dhut" as we say in Gaelic!

    Lang may yer lum reek. x :-D

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  2. The year of the horse(zebra)...hilarious! Who does not love silly? Thank you for the laugh...Happy Birthday! Enjoy celebrating!

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  3. Both those videos made me laugh out loud, my favorite thing to do. Katie and Katy's holiday party tips were a riot!!! hilarious!!

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    1. aren't they FABULOUS??!! so so glad you liked them, too xoox

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  4. Imagine Snoopy dancing his "happy feet" and that is my birthday gift for you! :0)

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    1. awwwwww!!!! I love me some Snoopy THANK you !! xoxo

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  5. now i'm afraid to send you socks! Wishing you a happy birthday (belated, sorry) and a fabulous year to come!
    Linda E

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  6. Both hilarious. I think the Prancercise video is probably my fav of the moment :)

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  7. Happy, happy birthday to you! I am, um, giving a test right now...so, um, I can't really watch the videos. Maybe when I get home? I am looking forward to it! I hope you are out and having the time of your life!

    xoxoxoxo

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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