Friday, June 6, 2008

little green

Born with the moon in cancer
Choose her a name she will answer to
Call her green and the winters cannot fade her
Call her green for the children who've made her
Little green, be a gypsy dancer

lyrics from joni mitchell's little green

29 years ago a beautiful light entered the world. the light was my daughter e, who was born twenty-nine years ago on this date. happy birth-day e!! ironically she choose to come on june 6, often commemorated as 'd-day' -- in historical parlance 'd-day' refers to a day upon which some significant event will take place. the sixth of june 1944 is often considered the most famous of all 'd-days' - the day western europe was liberated from nazi occupation.

twenty-nine years ago f & I were liberated from life without the joy of a having a child. d-day 1979 is significant in the lives of at least three - e, f, and me! for f and I this day remains as the happiest and most beautiful day of our lives.

this morning is a carbon copy of that morning twenty-nine years ago - a beautiful late spring morning filled with light, fresh air, and birdsong.

a newspaper clipping from 1981 taped into e's 'birthbook' states:

"If June 6 is your birthday you are charming, possess a sense of drama, your voice is compelling and you can talk almost anyone into doing what you desire. You are sensitive, creative, artistic and have a love of luxury. Diet and nutrition are very important for you since you do have a "sweet tooth." Taurus, Libra, Scorpio persons play significant roles in your life...."

wow - what can I say, this blurb on the horoscope page in 1981 is most accurate for at least one person born on june 6!

today's paper for friday june 6, 2008 states: "If today is your birthday. This year, you could be amazed by just how much you can accomplish when you're focused. You have a strong sense of direction and easily could become frustrated if stopped. You have the support of others, though they might be erratic at times. Leo understand you."

today's tune joni's 'little green' celebrates e's favorite color green and highlights the artist who provided the soundtrack for e's childhood.

happy birthday e! I love you. remember, no matter how old you get, you will always be my little (green) bean!

photos: me & e in parc guell, barcelona march 2007; me & e 6 june 1979 - I believe she was about 1 hour old in this picture --golly, we were both so young!

17 comments:

Colette Amelia said...

What a month for birthdays! This week we are celebrating 4 and last month was Trevor and Greg's on the 7th and 2 of the boys loves and my nephew throughout the next weeks...wow spring has sprung.

Happy birthday e!

Squirrel said...

Happy Birthday e, you can indulge your sweet tooth today, and since it's Friday, the whole weekend too.

Lib said...

it's e day, so

heppy berthdey, e.

Bob Dylan said...

Salute her when her birthday comes...

Happy Birthday!

jude said...

my son is the same age! i feel the same way. and his nickname is bean.

tut-tut said...

What lovely photos! happy birthday and happy birth day, respectively . . .

TheElementary said...

Oh what beautiful pictures! Happy birthday to E :)
I really adore the second photo- that expression, looking at an amazing miracle...

Lee's River said...

both photos are beautiful, mouse. Happy birth day to both of you.

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Lovely thoughts and shots. And I was at the same spot in Parc Guell seven months after you.

lettuce said...

two lovely lovely pictures kim, happy happy birthday to e, and happy happy memories to you

*sighs happily*

hugs to you

mouse (aka kimy) said...

ca - the spring and summer seasons are busy birthday months in our 'circle' - july perhaps holds the most!

jude - 1979 waw a very good year for beans!!

e & I thank you all for the birthday wishes - the party will be going through the weekend! (well, with time out sat and sun for e to work...but she works where sheep, cows, and a crazy rooster roam around not to mention a bunch of artisans doing their thing - and tourists are always an amusing species...so it's not all drudgery)

Anonymous said...

The most precious gift in the world! Hugs and love to you and Em and F! oxoxoPaula

Michael Rawluk said...

A little late but Happy Birthday, E. What a sweet looking baby.

Steve said...

I was struck by your sentence about being "liberated" from life without a child. It really drives home how much you value motherhood. (Makes me wish I were more paternal!)

Little Green has always been a favorite Joni song for me.

WAT said...

Terrific!

You and your daughter togehter! Very moving!

Anonymous said...

had to check in on what I knew would be a a beautiful entry. what love... xox maia

blue girl said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your little green bean!

That's my favorite Joni Mitchell song. Love it. So sweet and beautiful.