Happy birthday to someone special.

Today, november 15th, a good friend of mine will celebrate her birthday.   Like me, when a birthday rolls around, she will probably look over her years and contemplate the good, the bad and the loss of her youth.  She might count her blessings…. which are many….. and mourn her losses….which I hope are few….. she might celebrate that she has  healthy children ,food in abundance , employment opportunities and a strong roof over their heads……

TIME OUT FOR A KNITTING UPDATE!

 

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 some olive drab loveliness

 

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some dish rag love

AND NOW A FEW WORDS OF ZEN.

Birth , old age, illness, and death, as well as happiness and misfortune, gain and loss, love and hate, all these are important tools for weaving the brocade of human life.  A brocade cannot be woven with the single color of happiness. Given time, place and occasion, everything “contains all colors.”

(from the book ZEN SEEDS…by shundo aoyama)

 

which brings me here…. a wish and a hope for a good friend.  I wish you a happy day…..full of love and laughter, good food and good friends, and many happy returns.

 

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 some glove love

one love

one peace

one world

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tiktiki
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 01:53:15

    she’s quite fine, aint she. — a real crafty masterpiece!

    love this glove love theme!
    thanks for this tribute to our mutual friend.

    Reply

  2. Miss Behaving
    Nov 18, 2007 @ 02:24:25

    Someone sure is going to be happy with that glove love.
    What a lovely way to send birthday wishes, I bet your friend just feels really lucky to have friends like you.
    xxxxxxxxxx

    Reply

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