Saturday, June 06, 2009

Happy Lucky Idiot

I was feeling pretty sorry for myself yesterday... it was my birthday and it poured rain all day and there was no cake and I had to work...

Can you hear that tiny little violin playing there in the background?

The day after, a couple hours in the sunshine, a walk on the beach, the neighborhood kingbird, and this little poem and all is right with the world again.






If you have time to chatter
Read books
If you have time to read
Walk into mountain, desert and ocean
If you have time to walk
sing songs and dance
If you have time to dance
Sit quietly, you Happy Lucky Idiot

--Nanao Sakaki


15 comments:

bobbie said...

Belatedly - Happy Birthday, Laura!

What a great little verse! Thank you for that.

Hope there's lots of sunshine for you today.

SNJGardener said...

Happy Birthday!

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Jayne said...

Awww... happy belated B'day Laura! Glad it at least had a beautiful ending. :c)

NCmountainwoman said...

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

John said...

Happy birthday, Laura!

mon@rch said...

Happy Birthday!!

Deb said...

I like that poem. Happy belated birthday! :)

Ruth said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Laura! The poet was very wise.

Mary said...

I love that last line. :o)

Happy Birthday.

robin andrea said...

A late, late happy birthday wish.

Floridacracker said...

I saw that title and I thought it was going to be a Lab post!

No cake?! WTH!

You need cake.

Happy birthday!

NatureWoman said...

Happy Birthday, Laura! Sending you a virtual birthday cake!!

Larry said...

Happy Belated birthday! I used to feel sorry for myself since my birthday is 3 days after Christmas.Not a good deal if you're a kid who wants to get the most toys possible.

KGMom said...

oops--I missed your birthday.
I forgot to check FB, but you might not have it on there.
Anyway, hope it became happy, after you saw the kingbird, basked in a sun beach walk, and indulged in a touch of poetry.

dguzman said...

That was awesome. Happy birdday!