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Friday, November 11, 2022

Toward My Birthday

 Not too long from now I will be 73 years old, which means I predate Democracy (perhaps I still do, but questions remain). There is an old

scar from sternum to navel incurred during a high school P.E.unit on machete juggling. My neck? there is a scar halfway around from my vague insult to the king --legally considered only half an insult punishable half a beheading. 

I guess my job now is using geriatric tissue to hold these scars together.

17 comments:

  1. Dear Geo., Happy Birthday!
    I wish you all the best: the love of your dear wife Norma, who is so creative, the love of your children, and the love of your friends - among whom we are, the bloggers.
    Your scars are impressive - especially that one you got for insulting a King - or was it a Queen? (I think of Alice, "Heads off! cried the Queen)
    Whatever - they are marks of bravery and you wear them proudly.

    I wish you good heath, stay as curious and well-well-red and full of ideas as you are now! Joy, dreams, hope, feeling connected with all of us - all these (and some you can see for yourself, not mentioned here) are blossoms in the bunch of flowers I bring you to your Happy Birthday.
    With kindest regards, Britta

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    1. Dear Britta, Thanks for your encouragement in the "Joy, dreams, hope..." in blogging. Thanks also for the brightest blossoms in my birthday bouquet.

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  2. Those machete wounds often require some kind of anastamosis to repair, and that tissue tends to be tenuous, and resistant to the effects of time. Much like you, I suspect.
    Happy birthday, when it comes. I'll wait until you catch up, I need a break anyway.
    Best to you and Norma
    Mike

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    1. Best to you as well, Mike! I'll be anastamotic, tenuous and resistant ,as I can. Thanks for Happy birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday Geo.! Scars are just proof that we've survived our own weaknesses. Mine is stupidity, as all my scars are from doing jackass things. You are more noble. Fie on the king!
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    1. Most kind dear Austan, you honor me. Neck injury is from a long time ago when I was playing Hamlet and confused "fie" with, well, another 3-letter word and improvised "Denmark, you're-a- nation-now!" Then fied on King Claudius, who got up and half-beheaded me before the police arrived. We got good reviews.

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  4. Happy birthday. You are still younger than me. How come?

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    1. Dear Emma,Thankyou. . Re: your question --I suspect our world's government is at fault. Sometimes ruled by discussion but, as often by tantrum. It gets confusing. Our personal ages are pretty much one as we all share one crazy moment after another here, way the heck in the future.

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  5. During this tedious as well as astounding journey through life, we incur physical scars as well as emotional ones. I haven't yet concluded which ones are worse. My December birthday is on the near horizon, too, Geo. I anticipate it with dread but also with astonishment at the fact that I survived this long.

    I suppose it's best to ignore the negatives (easier said than done) and count the blessings. Blessings might be difficult to find, but they're there. Take care, Geo - - my very best to you and Norma, as always.

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    1. Thanks, dear Jon. As you remind me, Blessings are there. And yes, they lately getting harder to identify, but together- -from our mutual Sagittarian fortitude-- let us demand from the universe more JOY. Deal?

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  6. Thanks all. Having pooter problems....more later.

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    1. My second comment was removed because an electrician arrived at 6 AM today and had our electrics up and running within 1&1/2 hours. In payment I agreed to finance his children through Harvard.

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  7. does that mean you're a scorpio too? happy birthday...I turned 79 Saturday and it still freaks me the fuck out.

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    1. My Dear Lady,
      Scorpio-Sagittarius people are born under the Cusp of Revolution. They are passionate, ready to stand up and fight for what they feel is right. I've seen you do that. My thanks, compliments and BRAVA!

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  8. Have a great birthday, Norm. 73 doesn't seem as old these days as I'll soon be 66 and hoping to make at least 73 trips around the sun.

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    1. Y'know Jeff, if you and I stood real close we'd be 139 years old (66+73) . Strange, I know, but after 52 years of marriage some goofy friends have referred to Norma and me as a 4-legged animal.

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  9. Thanks sister Minnie for your phone comment today. I needed it.

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