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.
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!