“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 13 August 2011

My Solar Return

"Rainbow coloured envelopes in a haphazard pile.
Striped wrapping paper and glittery bows.

Ecards with loving wishes. Tweets from friends.
Smiles and happiness at a whole day of birthday still ahead!"
- My name is ZING


I think I swallowed the sun today

One gulp and it had gone
Burning and fiery
all the way down
to my belly
and there
it sits

Shining

*

So the day has turned and taken with it my fiftieth year.
Over the threshold I tumble. . . no longer just there or on the brink!

I am now officially IN my fifties!

So please join me in a slice of virtual birthday cake (it has no calories whatsoever!)
and a glass of whatever is your tipple, to help me celebrate this, my 51st birthday!



I have just found that my lovely sister has done a blog post for my birthday!
(She is trying to make me cry! I admit my chin wobbled and my eyes did get moist.) :-)
Check it out at the link below. . .
http://thecaterpillaruprising.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-birthday-to-my-lovely-big-sister.html

Thanks Deb, I love you! xxxx


"There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours." Jean-Paul Sartre

"The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe.
The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars.
Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not."

- The Upanishads

And for some astrological synchronicity to do with my birthday - see this post. . .
http://thelionandthelightningbolt.blogspot.com/2011/08/aquarius-full-moon-happy-birthday-leo.html

Thanks all of you for sharing my day. - Susannah :-) x


Image and words Susannah Bec
Birthday cake image courtesy of DailyClipArt.net

18 comments:

Deborah said...
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Deborah said...

Happy Birthday to my very special sister *Big 51* I love you all the world, have a wonderful day ... I'll see you later xxxxxxxxxx

Susannah said...

Love you Deb, thank you so much. xxxx

See you later. x

vivinfrance said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Susannah. Remember, life begins at 60, so you're still only a gleam in someone's eye.

Love the poem, and I will enjoy my piece of cake with my coffee.

earlybird said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Susannah! I hope you have a lovely day and are being spoilt rotten by all and sundry.

jabblog said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day, Susannah:-)
It's so nice to see the family connections between people.
As for 51 - just enjoy being in your fifties - and my goodness, you look good on it!
Thank you for the cake - it's too pretty to cut into;-)

Muhammad Israr said...

Happy birthday and many many happy returns of the day :)

Morvah said...

Not a dry eye in the house - how very Leonine of you! Scrummy cake - will have to go for a virtual run after that ( glass of merlot 'to Susannah') xxx

Elizabeth said...

Have a fantastic day, but it sounds as though you have already done so. Fifty is good but also proof that you are a survivor, you've already lasted this long. Pamper yourself, you deserve it,

Elizabeth

Suz said...

Happy Birthday...and so young

Eclectic Artista said...

OMG Happy Birthday, Susannah! (I thought you were a gemini? That's weird.(guess I haven't read your astro blog that well...C'est la vie!
All the very Best to you!
your friend in pdx...
Mary xo

Susannah said...

Thanks very much everyone! I had a lovely day surrounded by family, good food and much laughter! :-)


Mary, I have a gemini ascendant maybe that was what you were thinking? plus leo sun and taurus moon.

Good to see you all. x

Jinksy said...

Goodness! How did I miss this? Many happy returns of the day - and here's to the century!! LOL ♥

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Jinksy! :-) x

Jennifer said...

I'm a few days late to the party, but MANY HAPPY RETURNS! I hope you had a wonderful day

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Jennifer, I had a wonderful day! :-) x

Selma said...

I know I wished you HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Deborah's blog but I'd like to say it here too - HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Thank you for being you and for your wonderful writing and photos. You never fail to brighten my day ♥

Susannah said...

Thank you Selma, I really appreciate that. :-) I feel the same way about you and your blog. x

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