Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Birthday Wisdom

"Youth had been a habit of hers for 
so long that she could not part with it." 
~ Rudyard Kipling

"On The Night You Were Born"
4 x 4" Original Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile w/ easel ~ SOLD
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info.
This month's A.I. workshop Complete your own version of the painting above. 
$30. - Ceramic Tile and Display Easel Included.

Yesterday, Fat Tuesday, was my snowy birthday. Birthdays have, of course, lost some of their charm at my age. I must admit, it feels really good to be warmly treated and remembered by so many friends and family members though. 

Jerry and I spent the later part of birthday afternoon at the Borgota Casino & Hotel in AC playing $5,000 Bingo, surrounded by about 5,000 other senior folks. It was a good way to feel young on a 61st birthday. We weren't lucky at Bingo but had a delicious meal at the buffet and made just enough on the slots afterwards to pay for the Jeep window that had to be repaired this morning. We had to stuff cardboard in the track so it would stay up on the chilly ride home.

I saw an interview on TV recently of an elderly couple that had been married for 81 years. What struck me most about them was their joyful attitude towards each other and cheerful take on life in general. Although they were both approaching 100, they had not forsaken that idealistic, youthful glow. Their enthusiasm was inspiring.

"It is through the idealism of youth
that man catches sight of truth,
and in that idealism he possesses a wealth
which he must never exchange for anything else."
~ Albert Schweitezer

Thanks so much to you all for your birthday cards, emails,
wishes and especially your friendship,
X ♥  O