a special birthday for a special friend
It's Roberta Beary's 60th birthday today. Her youthful energy and attitude are a tribute to her great genes and sense of self. If you're the only haiku-senryu-tanka fan who is not familiar with Roberta's work, or with my admiration for a special friend, see the f/k/a posting "the unworn necklace: roberta beary's gems", from 2007. As often happens, when I reread that posting this morning, I found a passage I had forgotten that I wrote that still resonates, and is quite appropriate to say again to Roberta today:
[P]lease don’t feel that you have to “suffer for your art” this next decade. Don’t visit the Dark Side just for your fans’ sake. But, do take us wherever life brings you.