Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Happy Birthday
Everyday is someone's Birthday! In fact every day there are 100,000,.000 people who blow out candles, put on a special hat or what ever it is they do, to commemorate the fact, that on that day they were expelled from the womb to start this crazy adventure called life.

Quite a few cultures don't do anything of that sort. Some few million people have no concept of what it means to be "one year older". In fact, it might be quite sensible to not concern oneself with how old one is in terms of years. After all turning 12, or 18, or 30, or 75 seems to be a quite different experience for everyone. People affirm to each other things like: "You are as old as you feel",and yet in a culture like ours the knowledge of which one, one is currently doing, gives rise to lots of stress and even depression due to all kinds of silly folklore attached to the increase of the these numbers. If you ever checked the Hallmark section for Birthday cards for people doing the 50+ thing, you will probably have encountered the an amazing barrage of the most sarcastic, insulting and down-right degrading ways of telling someone "It’s your special day!".

All that aside, I can't help, wanting to make this ONE day, the 24 hours of life, which are unfolding as we speak, into a very, very special celebration. It is not just because a technicality demands that a very special person, can proudly announce a higher number, when being prompted for her age (Even though the fact that she completed another rotation around the sun a journey of roughly 150.000.000 miles is quite an accomplishment.) It is because this person is the most special other I have found in all this Universe (In which, btw. I also travel the distance of 150.000.000 miles per year, so don't tell me I haven't seen a lot of stuff).

It's because- as it is - I cannot express in a single days time, all my appreciation for what it means to me, that she endeavored in this miracle called life right by my side. She cannot possibly know how happy she makes my life, how much her being by my side, changes me day by day, into more and more complete appreciating simply being alive at her side. How her presence, devours my selfishness and eradicates my ego. How something inside her opens my eyes to what some people call God, and others enlightenment. How my life would be nothing like what it is, if she wasn't right here, alive, aging, traveling around the sun, in flesh and blood.

I hope she forgives me for never succeeding very well, in creating a worthy celebration. I am trying, and maybe someday, I'll learn.:)

Happy Birthday My darling!!

Love Always,

Your husband

And now open the stage for Ambers perfect rendition of a not entirely perfect Birthday morning!

Dear C.C,

This is a picture of your birthday this morning. I hope that you liked the presents! I also hope that you have an ultra fun Birthday sista! I love you very much and thank you for always being nice to me and helping me with everything.

Love, Amber!
posted by Clarity25 at 1:33 PM |


At August 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 


Nice entry, Eric. Best wishes to both of you. I love Ambers drawing:) Have a wonderful night!

At August 09, 2006, Blogger vla 

aw! happy birthday, clarity! nice boobs!!

At August 09, 2006, Blogger milomilo2 

Happy Birthday! Too bad Hallmark can't fit all that on a card-- it would be a hot seller. (Too sentimental to Cafe Express it?)

At August 09, 2006, Anonymous Tenshi 

Happy birthday, doll :)

At August 09, 2006, Blogger Tara 

Happy Birthday Cha Cha!!

At August 09, 2006, Blogger Octavia 

That's so cute.
Have a groovy one =)

At August 09, 2006, Anonymous Olaf 

Ach du lieber! Happy Birthday Clarity!

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous Eldon77 

Happy birthday, beautiful! I am wishing you all the best on your special day!

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

Happy birthday Clarity!

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous Charis 

Hallo Clarity!


all the best on your special day, heaps of gifts and lots of fun! Take care, Charis

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous Christina-gr 

What an amazing entry! I wish you a very very happy Birthday Clarity!

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous vicola 


Have a great one, you deserve it.

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous the poopster 

What a beautiful entry, and well-deserved by the beautiful birthday girl.

Don't party too hard (although I'm sure I'm much too late for that warning - lol).

At August 10, 2006, Blogger khya 

Happy B-day Clarity! I wish you all the best!

HI Eric!

Another cool drawing Amber, they always make me smile!

Clarity... nices boobs ;-)

At August 10, 2006, Blogger Stacia 

Happy Birthday Clarity!!! I hope you have a great day and a memorable year!

At August 10, 2006, Blogger kschic 


I hope you have a wonderful day, or week for that matter! I absolutely love Amber's drawing. I especially got a kick out of the scruff she drew on Eric's face and his hair. It looks just like him! Sit back and enjoy your day!

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous Amy 

Happy birthday Clarity! Your sister's drawings are priceless.

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous reva 

Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Eric, you are the epitome of wonderful and I'm so grateful Clarity has such a marvelous partner to traverse this life with. Clarity - you ARE an incredible woman and I'm so glad you've made it around the earth one more time. Happy!!

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous becks 

Happy Birthday, Clar-belle! I didn't know it's your birthday today. That looks like a pretty bangin' party. ;)

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous Lisa 

Happy happy birthday, Clarity! Eric, loved the entry:)

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous Maria 

Happy Birthday, Clarity! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous DAWN 


At August 10, 2006, Blogger Ms. Live and Let Live 

Happy Birthday Homegirl!! Your post was lovely Eric, you two are just the cutest. Hope today is wonderful all around.

At August 10, 2006, Anonymous allonpaper 

Happy Birthday! Wow, I've never seen someone so excited over one slice of birthday cake. :) I love Amber's pictures.

At August 10, 2006, Blogger The Queen 

Happy Birthday, lovey! xoxo - me

At August 10, 2006, Blogger warcrygirl 

Happy Birthday Clarity! Oh Eric, it's customary to give the birthday girl birthday spankies, iffen you know what I mean. ;)

Hope you guys have a wonderful day!

At August 10, 2006, Blogger Crystal 

Happy Birthday Clarity!

At August 11, 2006, Blogger Kathleen 

How cute are Eric & Amber!!! What a fabulous present from Eric - him telling you exactly how he feels about you. You two make me cry, you're both such beautiful people.

At August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

Happy birthday! It should be a week long celebration cause you are such a wonderful person!