Monday, October 13, 2008
Time flies. Suddenly, you hit that half-century milestone and wonder, how did I get here so fast? This birthday card from Marty says it all. I'm no daredevil, but there are days when it feels like I am jumping a chasm of self-doubt. A good couple of laps around the island on the bike usually gets that stink blown off.
It was a day of simple pleasures after an evening of potluck partying down the street, where Scott Nash presented those of us celebrating codgerhood with a satiric trophy. Finally! Something worthy of the mantel!
This one says: Take big bites. Indeed, an affirmation to live by.
I always love getting handmade things, especially cozy felt.
The birdy pillow, from Heidi, goes well with the wee pine pillows made by Mary Anne. I came across another felty find at the Gem Gallery during my motorcycle loop. Suzanne Parrott's show, Wool et Bare, was a colorful installation of her fiber art.
I spent a bit of birthday money on a pair of these fingerless gloves.
I also sported my new necklace made by my daughter.
After the island ride, and a sizzling dinner grilled by Marty, I was treated to cake made by the family.
I savored the loopy icing, the wishing, and all the blessings of life with every BIG bite.
A card I received summed it up: Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.