Monday, 27 September 2010

Open Thread - Happy Birthday, Kathleen!

Today is Kathleen's birthday and this is a little collection of virtual gifts to make her day special.

Let's have some music:


A beautiful picture:

Melanie and Me Swimming 1978-9 - Michael Andrews (1928-1995) Tate Britain


A poem:

Diego had never seen the sea.

His father, Santiago Kovaldoff, took him to discover it.

They went south.
The ocean lay beyond high sand dunes, waiting.

When the child and his father finally reached the dunes after much walking, the ocean exploded before their eyes.

So immense was the sea and its sparkle that the child was struck dumb by the beauty of it.

And when he finally managed to speak, trembling, stuttering, he asked his father:

“Help me look!”

~Eduardo Galeano, The Book of Embraces (original, in Spanish)


Some of Kathleen's favourite food:

And finally, a bit of humourous wisdom:
"Old enough to know better, but young enough to do it anyway..."

Happy birthday, Kathleen!

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