As Sigrid pointed out yesterday, today I begin another trip around the sun. That’s eighty-five completed, in the course of which the sun has rolled around me 31,046 times (counting leap years), and here it came again.
That’s eighty-five years of family..
———- Grandparents Louella and William
—————– Parents Rebecca and LeRoy
———————— Siblings Betty Ann and Bill
——————————– Dear late wife and friend of forty-eight years, Marty Lou
—————————————— Dear daughters Kirsten and Sigrid, and son-in-law Bob
————————————————— Dear Grand Daughters Madeline and Gretchen
and eighty-five years of friends ..
———- Old ones and, amazingly, still acquiring new ones
—————— And special friend, dear Barbara
My deep appreciation to all of that which inspires me and of which I am in awe and by which I am deeply moved…
Great music, great landscapes, the profound mysteries of life’s recurrence, the sea in all of its moods,
and the universe in all of its magnificence.
“Flow, flow, flow, the current of life is ever onward.” – Kobo Daishi, 774-835 A.D.
And my deep appreciation to all those who have befriended me and from whom I have learned and by whom I have been comforted.
Good Morning to another day of this grand adventure!