Mind over matter

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  (Mark Twain)

We celebrated my husband’s birthday this week.

I had intended writing a blog that celebrated his fine qualities and many achievements, but it quickly became too long and too personal.

Then I thought of writing about how important birthdays are to everyone as a celebration of personal uniqueness and accomplishment… we are so glad that you are part of our lives. That started to sound like a cross between the worst pop psych and hallmark greeting cards.

Then I went looking for examples of great birthday celebrations in films and books.  I could write about that for weeks… and may come back to it.  But what would it have to do with my husband?

Then I remembered the most famous of all real birthday parties, and the shocking expression of a “secret” love made public, in the most public venue.  The dress!  The voice!   What would we make of this to-day?  Jackie had stayed home.

Here is one of my favourite scenes from “Some Like It Hot”.

More about Marilyn and the Kennedys

Whatever the date, “Happy Birthday” to you too.

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