Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Can't Drive 55 (Sammy Hagar)

Rob Brezsny
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
If you really knew how much you were loved, you would never cry again. A sublime relaxation would flood your nervous system, freeing you to see the beautiful secrets that your chronic fear has hidden from you. If you knew how much the world longs for your genius to bloom in its full glory, the peace that filled you would ensure you could not fail. You'd face every trial with eager equanimity. You would always know exactly what to do because your intuition would tell you in a myriad of subtle ways. And get this: A glimpse of this glory will soon be available to you.

Today is my 55th birthday - how in the f*ck did that happen?!? I continue to say that I feel 19 until I pass a mirror and think, "who is that old woman?" - my outside definitely does not match my inside... :-)

Not sure what the day bodes, especially since I'm still at mom's and not surrounded by my own loved ones: family and friends - there will be time for celebration when I return (plus my brother, sister and niece are taking me out for a birthday lunch Saturday to mom's favorite restaurant)... but, in the meantime, I'm just glad to have logged another year on the planet... and am already plotting as to how to make these next 365 days productive, peaceful and pro-active!

I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar

BOOK: What Your Birthday Reveals About You: 366 Days of Astonishingly Accurate Revelations About Your Future, Your Secrets, and Your Strengths by Phyllis Vega

POEM: You See I Want A Lot by Rainer Maria Rilke

What do you want?
You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything:
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.

So many live on and want nothing,
and are raised to the rank of prince
by the slippery easy of their light judgments.

But what you love to see are faces
that do work and feel thirst.

You love most of all those who need you
as they need a crowbar or a hoe.

You have not grown old, and it's not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.

QUOTE: “The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” ~ J. M. Barrie


  1. Happy Birthday Dear Susan - wishing you Health, Happiness and a Year of New Adventures!

    (this may post twice - glitch, glitch...)


  2. happy birthday again... Susan.


  3. Happy, Happy Birthday!! Your b-day is like New Year's (with or without the resolutions...up to you), a start-over. Sending you a b-day hug and can't wait to see you when you get back to SoFla...bask in the glow from the candles! Kate (in WellyW.)

  4. Happy Birthday my dear friend! I look forward to honoring your special day when you return.

    Much Love...M

  5. Hey, My Dear Friends -

    What an absolutely *amazing* birthday it's been already... and it's only 2 p.m. - thanks for the looooooooove!

    I've received quite a few phone calls, voicemails, e-mails, blog comments, packages, cards... and was even taken out for brunch at the local bagel place after exercise class - I am blessed, honored and so f*cking lucky to be surrounded by so many caring people, even (or especially) across the miles during this most difficult time...

    I will write a full recap tomorrow of how I chose to spend my day and the joys that wove throughout - again, thanks for keeping me in your thoughts... <3