I stumbled upon the fact that today is Tom Petty’s birthday. It also happens to be little S’s birthday. She’s five. I think Tom’s about sixty-one. It seems a little strange, even to me, to put the two of them together in the same post. I started to wonder whether there’s anything on earth they could have in common other than their birthday.
They’re both blond. I think they both have a certain disregard for other people’s opinions. I base that on this photo of little S and on the lyrics of some of Tom’s songs. They both seem pretty obstinate once they’ve made up their minds about something. “I Won’t Back Down” The most important thing, though, is the way they both entertain me. Some days I listen all day to Tom Petty CDs and never grow tired of his music. Other days I spend all day with S and her dollies and her wonderful five-year-old wit and I never ever get tired of her. Two totally different types of entertainment, both of them wonderful. But if I had to choose–I don’t even need to say it; grandchildren always win, hands down.
So…even though today is her real birthday, we will celebrate the occasion on Sunday with a party of family and friends. She will come to my house on Saturday so we can bake and decorate her birthday cake. It will probably be the best and prettiest cake ever. 🙂 And the family parties are getting easier. Well, for me they are. I think I’m finally reaching that stage where I’m pretty
indifferent neutral toward the OW. I’m striving for harmony these days, in all situations, so why would this one be different from any other? I have no hate or anger for anyone. Takes too much energy. Energy that’s better used for other things like loving on grandchildren. And art projects. And friends. And daughters.
Things have started to pop in “medical-land.” I have an appointment on Tuesday. I’ll be glad to get that one under my belt, so to speak. Life is good.
Here’s another Tom Petty song if you care to listen. “Learning to Fly” This is really beautiful. I dedicate this to you, Caroline!