July 05, 2009

My Day.

Today is a day that leaves me very happy, but also in some way brings on a sense of melancholy over the fact that time waits for no one. It is my birthday, as very obvious from the picture of a badge that I have received from the Irishman.

I am a summer child and as such I love summers endlessly. Already in my youth I enjoyed celebrating my day during this season, as almost at all times it was celebrated on our family vacation, in exotic and interesting places. I loved when I opened my eyes in the morning knowing that today everyone would be paying attention to just me and anything was possible. I looked forward to ice cream, sun and the sea and of course, many presents as well.

Today, this day passes in a much serene way and even though I do not like to think of how old I am anymore, I still enjoy the fact that I get the privilege to be here. To be in good health and to still have so much to look forward to.

Below is a picture taken by my grandfather, my fathers father, on my third birthday in 1970. Although I do not remember this day, I recall very much the spot where it was taken. I am sitting in our summer cottage with my father, looking out through the windows. I love old photographs like these as they remind me of the fact, that no matter how fast I think the years have gone by, when I gaze at that little girl in the picture, I know a lot of time has indeed passed and a lot of adventures have indeed been experienced by me since.

Despite the wrinkles and despite the limitation age brings, I still like to believe that the best is yet to come.


G said...

Happy Birthday to you Dear Protege! And as for age... meh! You're a baby! I'm sure you'll get wonderfully spoiled today as you deserve to be. Hugs!!!

Keera Ann Fox said...

Now, why was I thinking you were a Sagittarian? No matter. I have a lot of Cancer friends and love the Cancerian sense of humor.

Gratulerer med dagen, Protege! Ha et godt år!

j. said...

I love your outlook in life, Ms. Z! Absolutely inspiring.. specially for someone like me who tends to get depressed over the smallest things.. you're right, there's always something to be thankful for.

I made you a little something, something.. hehe..





swenglishexpat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The best is always to come. It is a wonderful b/w shot of you and your dad, the composition, the light, the serenity.

Mahmud Yussop said...

I love the picture as I can see the gaze of the little girl has blossomed into a very expressive life of a princess so willing to share her thoughts to the world.I like the way you kept your head up high in the picture and I believe you will surely have the best things up in store in future.Happy Birthday!!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday beautiful friend!!! The pictures is just gorgeous... I hope you have it in a frame! I'd love one like that with my dad :) I hope your day is just perfect and you are enjoying both your birthday and wonderful summer weather!!! XOXOXO

Hazel Designs said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wishing you all the happiness, good health and good fortune on your day and the years to follow.

Betsy Brock said...

You were three in 1970? Why you're just a baby!

Happy, happy birthday~xoxo

The photo is just lovely!

Beep said...

Happy Birthday :) Time does wait for you; by the looks of your photo, you do not age!

May the coming year be filled with many wonderful things.

Zuzana said...

thank you so much dear friend. I truly wish I was a baby.;))) I miss you, hope you will be back soon.;))

thank you so much! Yes, I am a cancer and all that is written about cancers fits right on me.;))

thank you much sweetie, I so appreciate the card! Very beautiful, I am very moved by this gesture.;)))

thank you, glad you like the picture. My grandfather was an avid photographer and he developed all his own films, he would have enjoyed this compliment.;))

I love the way you use your words.;)) Ah, and who would not want to think of themselves as a princess.;)) Thank you so much for your kind wishes, they mean so much to me.;))) xo

dear friend, thank you. I so understand your wish about a picture like that with your dad. It makes me want to spend as much time as I can with mine.
Thank you again, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.;)

ah thank you so much, I love and appreciate your wishes!;))

thank you dear and I am so glad that you, just like BPG think I am a baby.;)) I wish I would feel like one.;)) Thank you for your kind wishes, they mean so much to me.;)) xo

what a lovely comment, thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations.;))) xoxo

Julie Hibbard said...

GORGEOUS photo! You are a delight to all who know you...and even to those of us who do not know you!
Thank you for your kindness, the hope you bring, the joy you find in your garden and in life!!
So glad you were born!
Happy day!

sallymandy said...

Oh, what a sweet and dear photo of you and your father. It brought tears to my eyes. Very sweet, and thank you for sharing your feelings about birthdays. I'm sorry I missed the actual day. (I think as we get older, we get to celebrate for a week or a month--greetings come in for a long time after the actual day.)

xo, Sallymandy

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I am a bit late with my Birthday wishes but wish them sincerely!
Glad you had a good day!

This photograph is both BEAUTIFUL AND a priceless memory!

Claus said...

Having become friends recently, I had no idea it was your birthday ont he fifth!! Now I do, and I hope the year ahead brings you nothing but the very best Protege. May every day be an adventure, filled with happiness and peace. May all your wishes come true!, because the best is indeed yet to come. Congratulations. *hugs*

Claus said...

Having become friends recently, I had no idea it was your birthday ont he fifth!! Now I do, and I hope the year ahead brings you nothing but the very best Protege. May every day be an adventure, filled with happiness and peace. May all your wishes come true!, because the best is indeed yet to come. Congratulations. *hugs*

United Studies said...

Oh no...I missed your birthday? I am so sorry....buuut....

Tilykke med Fødselsdag!

I hope you had a wonderful day. And I absolutely LOVE that photograph of you and your father. It is beautiful.

Zuzana said...

what a truly kind and wonderful comment; thank you so much dear a friend and right back at you. Hope I can get to meet you one day, you strike me as a lover of life; if there ever was one, you are it.;)

thank you dear friend for your touching words; I am so glad you like the photograph. And I agree, I like the prolong celebration. I have never been wished happy birthday from so many kind people all around the world.;))

thank you so much my very dear Claudia for your wonderful wishes, they mean the world to me.;)) Many hugs right back at you.;))

thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations - and in perfect Danish even.;))
I am glad you like the picture, it is one of my treasured possessions.;))

Zuzana said...

thank you so much dear! I am so happy for your kind words, more than I can express.;)) Always glad when you stop by.;))

Hilary said...

Oh darn, I missed your special day! You're still a young puppy in years, appearance and outlook. What more could you ask for? :) Belated happy birthday my dear, Z. May this year be the best one yet. :)

That photo is wonderful.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Oh dear I totally missed it...I'm so sorry...
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Zuzana and lots of happiness and love in your life...
I love this picture with your Father...

Much much love: Evi

Rosezilla (Tracie Walker) said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! What a lovely picture. Just remember, you have EARNED each of your years, you can be satisfied in them. They are a blessing.

Kat Mortensen said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Protege! May this year bring you all that you desire. I just had mine on the 24th of June. We ARE summer babies!


Gal Friday said...

That is a beautiful photo of you with your father--you must feel lucky to have it in your possession.

I can almost "taste" and remember that excited, incredible feeling, too, of waking up on my birthday. I'll never feel that way again, but now it's okay--I try to at least be thankful that I am celebrating yet another year of life on this earth when my birthday rolls around. That's good enough (well, a few pressies are nice, too)

Gal Friday said...

One more thing--I think it will be easy for me to remember your birthday in the future, now that I know it--as the day after the Fourth Of July! :-)

Zuzana said...

I love the way you see me as a young puppy.;)) And I so know what you mean.;)) Thank you so much dear friend for your wishes and so many compliments.;))

please do not worry my dear friend, I am so happy anyone even stops by to leave comments.
Thank you for your wishes, they mean the world to me.;))

thank you so much and you know, I love what you said, that I have earned the years! I completely love that sentiment and it made a difference in my thinking. So thank you for that short but poignant sentence!!:)

thank you so much and a HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you as well!;) Glad to find another summer child.;))

glad you like the picture it is indeed special.;))
Thank you as always for your kind words and your best wishes.;))
It is fun that you say that as my American friends always said that the independence day fireworks were to celebrate me.;)

steviewren said...

I'm sorry I missed wishing you happy wishes on your birthday!

Beautiful picture your grandfather took!

Unknown said...

How ironic to be that hot in Denmark on our Independence Day.