Something wonderful is about to happen
I never thought the day would come, but here it is: I have officially outlived Kurt Cobain.
Today is my 28th birthday. I’ve waited ALL YEAR for August 4th, and it’s finally here. Not to make a big deal out of it or anything, but… okay fine. I am the birthday girl! Yippee!
I’m so glad to be 28. The only thing that makes me a little bit sad is that I can no longer refer to my birthday as being “one score and seven years ago” – because that was clever of me, wasn’t it?
Probably not as clever as it sounded in my head.
In all seriousness, sometimes I think that I’m the luckiest girl in the world. I am surrounded by the world’s best humans – ones that draw out the good, and sit with me in the ugly, and love me regardless. I have a job that I really like with people that I really love. I have a body that works and does everything that I need it to do. I have the sweet serenity of words and books and songs. I have amazing, life-giving opportunities to pursue the things that bring me joy. I have a home with hardwood floors and a dishwasher and tall trees outside the windows. I have an abundance of quiet – which is never to be taken for granted. I have a humidity-free summer.
A HUMIDITY-FREE SUMMER.
I have nephews who, last night, asked for the story of “Beauty and the Beast” in its entirety, and then wrapped their little arms around my neck and told me that they love me. And then this morning, sang me “Happy Birthday” with their sweet voices. And then asked if I was wearing a wig. And then told me that the man emblazoned across the tush of their underwear was “General Obi-Wan Kenobi.” And then yelled at each other to stop singing while going to the bathroom.
And for some unknown reason, I have you coming back to this space on a regular basis, reading along and offering more to me than I have ever offered to you through these cockamamie posts.
Most importantly, I have hope in my heart – and hope is just another word for “something wonderful is about to happen.”
So here I am. 28-years old, the luckiest girl in the world, with hope in my heart. Something wonderful is about to happen.
I am never allowed to complain about anything, ever.