Monday, July 06, 2009

Birthday thoughts

Bringing home baby-web size.jpg

Sixty two years ago, a couple -- not so young -- brought home a baby. They look a little bemused by what they had wrought -- at least my father does. Mother's delight was less ambiguous.

They remained bemused for the rest of their lives, but never doubted I was a good, even wonderful, addition to the world. Naturally, I came to believe that the world itself is good and wonderful. Love makes a feedback loop.

7 comments:

Sarah Lawton said...

Happy Birthday, Jan! and see you soon.

Darlene said...

Happy, happy birthday, Jan. May you have many, many more.

Celebrate and enjoy!

Jac said...

Happy Birthday Jan! Now get to work - we need those 62 years of experience! (I'll check in with you when I arrive next Monday.)

Samia said...

Happy Birthday Jan. Wishing you a wonderful summer day.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Jan. Really nice post, and I love the family photo. Hope to see you soon. Much love and hugs from all of us. shelley & mark

sfmike said...

Fab photo, and I had no idea you were such an ancient oracle. May you continue in health and happiness.

Neil said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Jan. Lovely posting! Thanks.

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