Above: Just the tip of the birthday bounty — cards (including a Marie Antoinette card), a 1965 POLAROID Model 103 camera (HELL yes), clothing (sweet), an Astrology book (lurve <3), Turkish coffee cups (de-lish!), and badass ANTIQUE photographs (including a stunning, unique Ferrotype)…awesome birthday loot!!!
I was already amazed that my photography and writing have been viewed and appreciated by people from 112 of the 196 countries on Earth, to date.
Then, my Birthday happened.
I am truly humbled by the outpouring of love and good wishes I received for my 37th birthday, from people all over the world.
The photo above (via Instagram) shows but a few of my wonderful Birthday gifts. I also received dinner and coffee on the town (thanks S!), money (thanks T & E!), and the birthday greetings under the “comments” section of my previous blog. (Thank you P, B, W, & M!).
That was just the beginning.
Besides these visible greetings & gifts — and WITHOUT the aid of Myspace or Facebook, both of which I HAPPILY and HEALTHILY gave up a long time ago — I received hundreds upon hundreds of birthday greetings from every corner of the Earth — via text message, private e-mail message, YouTube private message, mail at my other hidden/private/”SECRET” websites *evil grin*, phone calls, and even good ole “snail mail”. I have taken the time to privately reply to each and every one of these greetings, but this doesn’t even begin to show my gratitude.
To say that I feel lucky and blessed is an understatement of epic proportions.
Thank you SO MUCH to each of you!!! You made my Birthday sweeter than ANY other! 🙂
There is only one thing I wished for that hasn’t come to pass, but we can all keep hoping (fingers crossed–Johnny’s SINGLE again!!): the reunion of Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp, coolest and most beautiful couple EVER…
But other than that, my Birthday was PERFECT. Absolutely perfect.
My sincerest thanks, gratitude, and love,