Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Philosophy of Fifty


Debi, September 29, 2007

Today is my fiftieth birthday.

This is a self-portrait of me, taken a couple of years ago. I like it a lot. I was completely alone when I took it, driving to meet Donna some where. I felt inexplicably good that day. I remember I was listening to cds of Bjork and Poe on the way. Those girls and I were jamming. The blue sky was full of mare's tails, and these wild flowers, wild buckwheat -- very late bloomers -- were everywhere, driving me mad with joy.

If I had any wisdom gained in my fifty years, I'd sum it up this way: Sometimes, life is just good. Be sure to notice.

Take pictures.

8 comments:

nelda said...

And, a Great Big Happy Birthday to you, my dear friend. I love you!

nelda said...

Oh yeah, love the picture.

HLIP said...

Amen to that.

Happy Birthday and keep taking those self portraits. It's great.

Laurie

Bobbie said...

Happy Birthday, my darling girl!

Frances said...

Beautiful woman

jomamma said...

Happy B'day girl! Great philosophy.

Maya said...

Hear Hear! And a big Happy Birthday to you!

Godinla said...

Frances said what I wanted to say, now I can't say it! Instead, I've left you something on my blog.

What the hell, HB BW!

God