Thoughts …

I was really touched yesterday by the outpouring of birthday wishes I received.

Living so much of my life “online” brings people into my life from all over the world.

I was fortunate enough to get well wishes from hundreds of friends Р including many whom I will never be able to meet in person.

By the way, these people are just as much my “real” friends as those I am able to meet in person.

I was wished a Happy Birthday in so many languages I lost count … and I used Google Translator to understand each and every message.

Being a photographer/writer is a lonely occupation.

I shoot best when I shoot by myself.

I write best when I’m alone and in a quiet place.

Sometimes my life feels very lonely …. does anyone even notice, or care, I exist?

Other times, I’m more than content because I am, by nature, an introvert.

I was genuinely honored to hear from so many well wishers yesterday.

(I really love¬†that I’ve come to know such a great variety of people from different walks of life.)

It made me feel like, in some small way, I have touched lives.

It was a beautiful morning yesterday, followed by a cold (for us!) afternoon.

Friends stopped by unexpectedly,

And they brought surprises with them.

Isn’t it always wonderful to be surprised by kindness when you have absolutely no expectation of it?

I LOVE surprises!

Rain arrived in the evening … bringing total joy to Fred!

Fred absolutely loves when it gets a little cooler.

He runs around in GLEE.

I, also, enjoyed having a little “weather” on my birthday.

I was treated to a fancy dinner out.

I returned home, late at night, to indigo colored skies … spattered with stars and remnant storm clouds.

I also returned to a soaking wet dog who had sat in the rain and soaked it all up (happily) every minute I was gone.

(Trust me, Fred had plenty of shelter available … he CHOSE to sit out in the rain – Newfies love cold/rain/snow!)

I’ve been making lists and I intend to publish a post this week about some of my current favorite things.

In the meantime, thank you to every single one of you for being a part of my life!

4 Responses to “Thoughts …”

  1. Jenny

    You continue to be an inspiration to me daily. I know from your past remarks that this comment may make you uncomfortable – however, it is the truth for me.

    I think of you often and all you have to endure to continue creating the beautiful artwork in your photography.

    I look forward to your stories, the ups and downs of how you are doing as a person – along with your humor and your photography! Thank you again for sharing yourself with the world.
    – Jenny

  2. Denise

    I am wishing you a belated Happy Birthday because I missed it yesterday. I’m glad you felt special all day and had so many show you love and good thoughts. A fancy dinner at the end of the day sounds very nice and I’ve no doubt you had your choice of fabulous restaurants in that area.
    It’s November….and we had rain!! Here’s to many more beautiful skies. Hugs to you.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you Denise!
      I love the change in weather.
      I hope it lasts for awhile!


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