Thursday, May 18, 2006

Yesterday was the anniversary of the day of my birth. I'm not a big birthday person, I've never had a party (since becoming an adult) and it often takes me a moment struggling with my math skills to come up with an accurate age. I simply do not care about the numbers.

As I have told many people, each passing decade seems to get better and better, so what's to argue or regret? Life is good. Like just this week. I got to meet some very interesting and very friendly people. I got a bunch of new music - Jackson Browne and the Allman Brothers - good thing Jason doesn't know what happens when you mix a Southern gal, Lynyrd Skynyrd and alcohol. Yeeee-haaaw! Kid, I kid. I got one of my mom's secret ingredient German Chocolate cakes. Yum.

And perhaps the most unusal gift I received came from Mother Nature herself. I was sitting out on my little "dock" at the creek, watching the tide roll in. I noticed that the current didn't seem quite as swift and that the water was almost to my toes. In a few minutes, the scattering of leaves and sprig of pinestraw that were passing by slowed to a stop. After what I'm sure was less than a minute, the leaves did a slow spin and turned to head back down to the Ashley River.

I'd never actually watched the tide turn before. It was amazing.


Heather said...

Happy belated birthday. Be careful, the tide and the water gets into your blood and you'll always feel its pull.

It's been years since I've spent a lot of time on the water and I still yearn for it.

peg said...

Happy Birthday, Janet Lee. I remember our talk about the passing decades getting better and better -- may this trend continue on for you always.

Joan said...

Happy Birthday. I think they are something to celebrate. We are glad you were born.

Duke said...

There is something magical about the tide. It's very relaxing.

Happy Birthday!

JanetLee said...

Thanks everyone!