When I was one I’d just begun,
When I was two I was nearly new,
When I was three I was hardly me,
When I was four I was not much more,
When I was five I was barely alive,
But now I am six! As clever as clever!
And I think I’ll stay six now for ever and ever!
~ A. A. Milne, Now We Are Six
Many people who love you will try, but no one can celebrate your birthday exactly the way you need for it to be observed. That’s because no one really knows the year you’ve just completed; no one else has lived it….
Your husband, lover, children, friends, and co-workers can be aware of recent events that have unfolded in your life, but only your authentic self knows how deeply these events reverberated…
~ A Birthday Ritual, by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance
I give deepest thanks and appreciation for each of you, dear readers. Every week. Every day.
I offer profound gratitude for this chance, riding upon the New Moon of my Solar Return, to start a new life chapter that has waited a long, long time to begin.
And thank you, gracious Holy Mothers, for the profound gift of my life, given back to me, here with my beloveds on this lush, shining blue planet.