Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Age-Old Question

The "27 Club" sadly has a new member.  Up until this week and the news of Amy Winehouse's untimely passing, I had not been aware of such a coincidence of age.  Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all were 27 when their lives were cut short.  What is it about 27?

As I've mentioned here before, I do enjoy checking to see what my astrological sign has in store for me each day.  On one of my favorite daily horoscope websites (I'll post the link below), I learned an interesting fact about the age of 27.  Apparently, it is one year shy of an important astrological event.  At the age of 28 or 29 depending on one's charts, a phenomena known as the Saturn Return creates a sobering, long-term thinking influence.

Lately, having experienced my own Saturn Return nearly ten years ago, I have been musing about how my age has affected my own perceptions.  One thing's for sure, it has been sobering because hang-overs now last nearly a week!  But while I miss my much-more-fit, what-was-I-complaining-about-back-then body from my twenties, I much prefer my mind at this age.  There's a reason I didn't attempt to write a novel in my twenties.  In fact, come to think of it, most successful novelists are past a certain age - and not because it takes so long to write one!

Here's the link about Amy Winehouse and her missed Saturn Return:

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What a - Rose-Colored Glasses, Beer Goggles - World

 In response to last week's post, my head is out of the clouds and, for the last few days, wishing for a pillow.   Four out of five of my family members including myself participated in a gorgeous wedding followed by my twins turning five the very next day. 

The bride, my beautiful friend, walked down the aisle to "What a Wonderful World".  And you know what?  It can be a wonderful world ... with a little altering of perception.  Yes, this past weekend as with any other day of the week had its fair share of stressful moments.  And, I'm not delusional (that would be fun, though).  There's plenty of un-wonderful things about this world.  But still ... Sometimes it simply feels good to throw on a pair of rose colored glasses or beer goggles if you prefer. 

Junior Groomsman

Ring Bearer

flower girl

"I think to myself, 'What a Wonderful World'."

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Got my Head in the Clouds

Summer is really heating up now.  With a big wedding and twins turning five (5!) this weekend, my thoughts are all over the place.  So I'll keep this post short and sweet:

"Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been."  Jimmy Buffet

After this summer, I'll most likely have earned a few more wrinkles ... either from the smiles or from too much sun exposure!