Nothing is more emergent than the day of birth. Here’s to a couple of birthdays: Patrick’s and mine. We are one day and some years apart.
Mine was yesterday and I hit the half of century mark. Amore got a great idea for this day and age where I’m far from everybody except him and bestia: he organised a virtual birthday party with family, friends from Slovenia and abroad, and bloggers from all over the world.
Apart from Slovenia and Italy, Australia, USA (both coasts), Canada, Portugal, Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden and India were represented. And when it was over, Finland paid a special visit as well. 🙂 I have not talked as much in all three months or so since the quarantine started. What a spectacular day.
Flavia helped amore by contacting the bloggers and even posted the link to the party on her blog. In the course of ten hours 42 people took part. Thank you so much, amore, for this magnificent idea, and thank you, everybody, for the execution and all the good wishes! You made me so happy. I love you all!! We must do it again!
In fact, Flavia and I have been talking about making it into a regular virtual bloggers’ meet-up. Wouldn’t that be fun? There are so many of you that I would still like to chat with. To be determined.
But now, first a couple of very old photos that Duša sent me as part of her photo compilation that she made for my birthday. It contains other wonderful photos but these two stand out:
Hold your loved ones as close as I hold on to this book.
In the second photo I’m 31 and the skinniest I ever was. When I see this photo, I wish to feed myself a little. I guess I have.
And here are some views that brought me joy in the last few days. If there is anything I like to do is share the joy, always.
And now, a warm happy birthday to Patrick Jennings, the host of Pic and a Word challenge, who celebrates today. Taurus people, if you don’t know, are pretty happening. In fact, we are emergent. 😉
is waiting to be known,”
said Carl Sagan.
When I read it first,
I read it wrong.
I thought it says:
“It’s something incredible
to be known.”
is it so wrong?
that all of us
are about to emerge?
In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #232: Emergent