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.

5 comments:

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!