Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Gift

Twenty-nine years ago today, my mother gave me a wonderful gift. Nine months before, my father had something to do with that as well.

My parents don't read my blog because they wouldn't understand my philosophical and spiritual leanings, but, thanks Mom and Dad.

From the moment I opened my eyes, I began to experience the greatest mystery of all!

These are some flowers my husband got for me on the way home from work today. As you can see, NeeNee is very interested in these pretty little petite roses. Due to my cats' interest, the roses will be put up where they can't get to them. :)

26 comments:

Chris said...
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Sophia said...

Thank you, Chris! :)

Life - it's the best birthday present ever, because in it, I get to meet really awesome people like you!

Chris said...
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Lucid said...

Best wishes for the upcoming year. Health & Happiness first!!!

:) Belated, Happy Birthday!

Leighton Cooke said...

You should show us some more pics of your lovely moggie.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sophia!

Just as the flowers are out of reach for the cat so Enlightenment is out of reach for us....unless we can leap upwards!

Rob (MMMMM)

Christi said...

Happy belated birthday!

I'm sorry I didn't get to wish you this sooner, but I hope you had a wonderful day.

*hugs*

Cheerfully,
~ Christi

Sophia said...

Thank you, Lucid!

Sophia said...

Hi Leighton,

I had never heard of the word "moggie" until you used it. Last night, I found myself calling her "moggie", and I think it's a very fitting title. She is lovely, isn't she. :) You should see her in her box lid. She loves it there, and feels so secure.

Sophia said...

Thanks, Rob! Enlightenment does sometimes seem so out of reach. At least, the more I reach for it the more it seems so. I would be satisfied just having answers, even if I never become enlightened.

How are you doing these days? Planning on coming back anytime soon?

Sophia said...

Hi Christi! Thanks! I almost didn't celebrate this year, because being so close to 30 is like standing on the edge of a cliff. But my parents wouldn't let me off the hook so easily. Who knows what they'll be up to next year. They can be sneaky.

jim said...

hello m'lady, happy birthday to you forever love, and thank G-d you were born and i met you, amen!

Truly one of the greatest events in my life, you are indeed a treasure!

Mark said...

What a wonderful way to describe your birthday! You are a blessing to this world! Have a great celebration!

Christi said...

I completely understand about the "standing on the cliff" - I turned 30 this year and I had a little bit of panic over the transition from Maiden to Mother to Crone and it scared me a great deal to think about what the future may hold.

Thankfully it was over relatively quickly, but still gave me pause to really sit and think.

Cheerfully,
~ Christi

Anonymous said...

I'm not thinking of returning to blogging at the moment. I still visit a few blogs when the mood takes me.

I think Enlightenment is nearer to us than we realise. The problem is that I fall into the trap of claiming I want Enlightenment when subconsciously I am still hankering after worldly pleasures!

Best wishes,
Rob (Mmmmm)

Sophia said...

Jim, you are so kind, to make me feel so special. I am happy and glad that I was able to be memorable in your eyes. I feel the same way about you, and I also feel that you are very special. I am glad that we spent those months getting to know each other, because you're someone I always want to remember!

Sophia said...

Thank you, Mark! Life is something I never want to take for granted. The opportunities I've had and the people I've been able to meet have truly made it worth living. I may not be financially rich, but if the value of people I've met were to be added up, I'd be pricelessly rich!

Sophia said...

Christi, I have noticed, since getting older, that I have more and more moments like that, where I just sit and think. Sometimes I think about the previous day's events, or the conversations I've had, and other times I'll think on big concepts like what the meaning of life is and what my future may hold. Overall, that's an awful lot of thinking!

I've also found that with age I sometimes have more worry, thanks to the hardships of adult life. Most of my worries have to do with minor social anxieties and financial worry. I don't have any financial problems, but I am afraid of getting them when I'm older.

Parenthood is probably a big change for a person to go through. I don't know much about it, except for trying to relate with those who are parents. I can imagine I'd have to become a great deal more responsible in order to be one!

I hope you and your family are doing well. I'll stop by your blog today and say hello. I need to catch up with you.

Sophia said...

Rob, it is so difficult to give-up worldy pleasures! There are a couple I could afford to give-up. Currently I love food too much. I think if I were really serious about becoming enlightened, I would go on a more strict diet. I sometimes feel like there is a need for me to devote myself to something, perhaps some kind of greater goal, but I am usually too lazy to follow through, or lack the will power.

Thanks for your visit and comment. I am glad that you haven't completely disappeared. One thing I find sad is when the link between people is cut off. I know that in a higher realm, we're all really connected anyway so I probably shouldn't worry, but my little physical self likes to know that people I am fond of are around.

Alexys Fairfield said...

Sophia,
Happy Birthday. Have a wondeful time unfolding into your consciousness.

Sophia said...

Thank you, Alexys. It's a pleasure to be here. Happy Friday!

irving said...

Happy Birthday Dear Sister Sophia :) May the wisdom of your name continue to grow throughtout the years of your life. What a gift each human being is, of love and surprises. And the roses are lovely :)

Peace and Many Blessings!

Desiree said...

Well I'm really late to this. Sorry! Happy Birthday! A sister Gemini I see and you have the same birthday as my father. Hope it was a great day!

Sophia said...

Thank you my friend Irving!

I must be honest, though. My real name is not Sophia. It is a name I felt an affinity for before knowing of its true meaning! But you can imagine how good it felt to know that the name I chose to use online meant that which I have searched for! Maybe it is a sign.

Sophia said...

Hi Desiree, thank you! A nice surprise to hear that your father shares my birthday. The two of us, then, are June bugs!

I always remember hearing that 13 is an unlucky number. But seeing that I've been lucky my whole life, how can it be? I think 13 is a very lucky number!

Desiree said...

LOL perhaps 13 is what you make of it!!!