This is how I’m bringing in 42. I’m in my new bikini I bought just for my birthday having a little selfie shoot with the balloon Sajan gave me while I wait for the clock to strike 12 so that I can wish myself a happy birthday and make 42 wishes - although I only have 4 so I suppose I’ll just keep repeating them 😏
Today I heard that 42 is a pretty phenomenal number. It is, as Douglas Adams wrote in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, “The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.”
I have not read this book, but maybe it’s now required reading since I have the privilege of being the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything via my 42nd year as a magical creature posing as a human.
So here’s to 42. But mostly, here’s to being alive to experience another day, another year, and another chance to become and express even more of who I am.
With love and super powers being downloaded within the hour,
(Check out my birthday pics below!)
"I suspect that you are the answer to several peoples' universes. Happy Birthday!" Kent Nickerson
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Melanie's Public Public Birthday Message (Swoon)
My dearest Mandy!
Here we are again celebrating the day of your entrance into this world!
I remember when we first met, and how I was impressed upon by your sparkling green eyes, brilliant smile and vibrant spirit. These hints of your Beingness only became more validated as our friendship grew.
Ours has been the closest friendship of my life and I am ever grateful for it. You are the most genuine and authentic treasure I have ever found. I could never explain how much I love how Real you are... but I know you understand this fully. Your loyalty is a gift beyond measure. You inspire, strengthen and make me so much more than I ever could have been without you in my life. I love our connection... its depth, sincerity, humour, playfulness, freedom and true meeting of hearts, minds and souls.
You have given me the gift of feeling seen, known, understood and adored. What else is this, but the gift of Love? And I thank you a gazillion times and then once more!
Today, I honour the most Gorgeous and Beautiful woman I know... whose physical beauty is breathtaking... and whose inner beauty is beyond description!
Thank you Mandy for being all that you are, for living life so fully and purely, for being so courageously Real in all that you do. You shine in this world, mon soleil. And I am privileged and blessed to be your best friend and know you truly!
Dans ce vie, is n’y a pas beaucoup de personnes avec qui on peut être. Tu permets moi de respire et tu as une place pour mon âme óu il est toujours sûr.
Happy Birthday my Love! And many happy returns of the day! 💕🎂🎈🌟💗
With my deepest love and admiration...
(You can read my birthday message to Melanie right here)
Some pictures from my birthday celebrations...
Some of my favourite birthday shots taken by my daughter over the years...