Friday, October 5, 2012

Birthday Calaca

Yesterday was my birthday.  For the first time in a while, I didn't for one moment lament getting older. I will cherish every birthday I have from here on out.  I promise.  But just for the record, I am planning a huge party for the next birthday.

My sister and mother are in town so we spent the day at the Academy of Science and had lunch in Half Moon Bay.  It was a lovely day.  I worried a bit about the large amounts of hair that I am beginning to shed- and I know it is part of this process.  I was going to call this process "ugly" but decided that it is best that I not judge it so harshly.  I just cut my hair very short in anticipation of the impending loss.  I will write more about hair in another post- because I think it warrants an entire discussion.  Suffice it to say that the hair issue has been difficult for me.  I am shedding tears for each escaping hair and I know this is to be expected.

So, my sister took this picture today at the museum and I felt it was perfect for my daily calaca.  I hope you enjoy it.  For more calacas- visit Rebecca's blog.


  1. Beautiful, just beautiful. Your photo inbetween the calacas, tells a story. You with your beautiful smile and strong looking personality is the winner. Thumbs up to you!! I am your fan.

  2. Happy Birthday and many more!!

  3. Muy feliz cumpleanos - and many, many more to come! Half Moon Bay is a wonderful place - my favorite place in that area is Moss Beach and Fitzgerald Marine Wildlife Refuge. I consider that "my" place and, if ever I moved back to the Bay Area, it would be to there. Go there and let the Pacific work her magic with you. She is so loving and can embrace you so tenderly - let her. She is healing and wondrous and oh, so fabulous.

    Send kisses to the seals and the gulls for me - especially at low tide when you walk in the tide pools and view the little critters there. xoxo

  4. Such a great photograph! and happy birthday to you. I adore birthdays and I wish you many many healthy more!

  5. i am struck with your profound beauty. made all the more evident in your courage.
    you are a flame of love ever brightening.

    love knowing your mother and sister were right beside you blessing you deeply on your day of birth!

    many bright returns of the day!


  6. You do look fabulous! It was my birthday on the second of this month... we 'October women' are strong... you know that. You proof it here. Don't forget... enjoy your weekend!