Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Best Birthday

It has been one of the most perfect birthdays imaginable from my waking-up swim in the pool to all of the beautiful messages I've gotten, to talking to dear Rebecca on the phone, to kayaking a tiny bit with my husband, to buying a terrible/wonderful picture at a thrift store for $2.50 (it was half off!), to just driving around and seeing what's what, to laughing an awful lot with my husband, to another swim, to pure sweetness and then supper at the Ocean Grill in Vero Beach.

Well. That part was mostly just okay. We ate at a table by the ocean which was perfect but I am DONE with going to any place where mostly rich white people hang out because they are loud and they are rude and they don't seem to understand that they are not the only people in the world but hey! What're you going to do?
Next time I go back there it will be for lunch when there aren't nearly as many people and I'll be able to appreciate it all a lot more.

We're back now in Roseland at the perfect cabana and I went out to the dock in the dark and looked at the flat still river and said good-bye. The lions are quiet, having ceased their spitting for the night.
I can't believe we're going home tomorrow but we are.

All good things and so forth.

It has been wonderful. And I have absolute certainty that no matter what, this river will always hold at least a wisp of my soul in it and that comforts me no end.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Sweet dreams to you, Mary, for a beautiful continuation of this day!

  2. Happy Birthday, indeed, and I am so glad it was one. I hope the mood lingers...

  3. i feel the same way when i return to the town in MA where i grew up. it's like opening a scab but strangely comforting all at the same time.


  4. yeah, rich white people suck. reminds me of a morning in Cozumel sitting in the lobby for I can't remember what reason while a white American woman loudly complained about the SLOWness of the guy that arranged for rented jeeps and vespas. all I could think was chill out lady, you're in Mexico.

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful day on your birthday.

  5. I do want to see this picture that you bought.

  6. Happy happy birthday again to you. I have loved visiting Roseland with you and can't wait til next year! May your drive home be safe.

  7. I’m glad it was a good birthday in a place you love with that good strong loving man by your side.

  8. I went to the Ocean Grill ages ago (1999, I think) and I don't remember it being too bad -- but I was there for lunch, as I recall. What were the rich people doing that was so annoying? Aside from being loud. Details! :) Oh, and happy belated birthday, if I didn't say it already.


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