What to Do About Birthdays?
them or not. I'm not exactly excited about turning 65--and seeing body parts that I've come to rely on disintegrating...on the other hand, it IS good to be alive, and perhaps learning and growing bit by bit, with set backs here and there. (reading Pema Chodron: TAKING THE LEAP, Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears.)
I'm no longer interested in big parties with lots of presents and cards, but I love taking a special day for myself, with treats and adventures that I'll never be too old to enjoy. Now that I live on the Olympic Peninsula, a visit to salt water is always on the agenda, picking up a few good rocks for my yard.
Port Townsend is a great place for self-indulgence: A beautiful lunch at Alchemy, my first Kir Royale, a scallop salad...and I forgot to take a photo of the goat cheesecake with fig sauce and a candle. The waitress and two women also born in 1947 serenaded me. An intellectual movie, A Dangerous Method, at the Rose Theater, Art Supplies from Akamai, drink from The Wine Seller, browsing at William James Bookseller and the bead store. I'm happy to see that I have at least as much fun on my own, as I do with a friend along, and next time I'll go over with Suzanne.
Time for Ourselves--what a great concept! Take yourself on a one day or one hour vacation and feel refreshed!
Back to painting tomorrow. Here's Dianne Drake of Sequim Sunshine Cafe, where I'll be tonight for first Friday Art Walk and collecting more photos for paintings of 100 Hot Flash Women.