Hey guys, it’s my birthday!

And even though I love the celebrations and the presents and the friends and the champagne, I panic over every birthday I have.

I panic about getting old.

I don’t mean to and I really want to be one of those women who says getting old is fabulous and embrace age and all that blah blah boring stuff.

But seriously, I panic about my wrinkles and my NECK and mortality and how many more years do I have of love and sex and long walks in the park and energy and health, and all those things that we women worry about.

And each year I think, maybe this is the year I’m gonna botox and maybe a little nip and tuck and maybe an eye lift and dear sweet god have you seen those amazing things they can do with eyebrows and eyes these days, and and but..

I don’t really want any of those things.

What I do want is small. I want peace. Equality. A world free of racism and prejudice would be cool. I want doughnuts that are not fattening. Unlimited coffee. Unlimited supply of AA batteries. Flowers. Lingerie. Good conversation. The best champagne.

And love.

Lots and lots of good delicious over the top love.

And then, there’s still that thing of a man who butters toast all the way to the edges. A craggy wrinkly romantic delicious older man who uses pure good Irish unsalted butter.

I’ll take him too.

Happy birthday, me!


33 thoughts on “Birthdays

  1. Happy Birthday! As women we all think about those things! We worry about aging and and especially our mortality. But nothing is more beautiful than your soul. I see it when I read you. It’s stunning and gets more beautiful each day! Happy Borthday!

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  2. Aww this is so sweet Violet. Happy birthday to you and yes indeed it’s okay to worry about ageing and all that comes with it. I bet everybody does but some just brazen it out and I love your choices. They sound far better than other things. I think all the stress surrounding us today is adding to age us. All the best and may you age gracefully, full of strength and have an abundance of love. I love Irish butter but salted 🙂

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