5/4/06

Birthday and wishes...

Yep, today is the anniversary of the day my mum was allowed to yell at will at my dad because she was trying to push me into the world. :) You know what that means ? I was close to sharing the same birthday as Suri Cruise: 1) I do not think that is a good omen for me or for her for that matter:) 2) BTW Katie Holmes soon Cruise agreed on a $50 million prenup agreement: The over/under in Las Vegas about the duration of this marriage must be 3 months at best.
So yesterday was a time for a small reflection on the world, so I took the dogs on a walk to a park close-by. As we stroll through the park, I notice that this park had a strange but pleasant vibe. It has a pound where father and son come to fish, beautiful trees all around, 5 tennis court that are rarely used, 2 basket-ball courts that are always busy and a field for children softball.
I was walking towards the tennis court to let the dog run free inside when I notice little kids running to start their softball with parents cheering along. 10m away, the atmosphere is more..."Urban" on the basketball court. Shirtless youngsters competing fiercely and calling each other names ( "N" words and "MF" words all around) in a friendly way ( I guess). The situation was a bit surreal because a family outing was intermingled with urban hip-hop and no one seemed to find it unusual. White kids were playing hide and seek behind a "pimped out" car inside which 2 hip-hopsters were watching the basketball indifferently, listening to 50 cent. 2 different communities minding their own businesses, without care, without fear of each other, in the exact same place, invested in their task at hand. How refreshing is that ?
The dogs loved the place, as the white kids approached to pat them and the black youngsters asked if the dogs would bite. The dogs were happily playing with everyone although one of the "hip-hoper" was not totally reassured( dogs were barking a bit).
I thought, this is the way it should be: different people doing the different things they like to do without judgment or fear. And, of course dogs in the middle to keep everyone happy or in check :)
That is my wish for today.

13 comments:

  1. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Lova!!

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  2. Thanks for your wishes Cinthia. Indeed I had a happy birthday, I went to catch a game and scream my lungs out :)

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  3. So Happy Birthday to you Lova. better late than never ;)

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  4. Thanks Tattum, I hope your trip was enjoyable. ( I am sure it was, pictures soon ?)

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  5. arahabaina tratry ny tsingerintaona nahaterahanao ianao !

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  6. Hello sipakv,

    Glad to hear from you ! How was your escapade? Thanks for the wishes ! Ny everiko fa jaobily ny fihantsona ny "birthday" :) Mahamenatra :(

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  7. l'escapade was very cool ! I have but one idea : to go back there. Next time I want to go sailing though. I better start saving some money and find some same minded friends willing to share the cost. Lol.
    No, jaobily = anniversary, jubile.
    My Hubby is also looking forward to the World Cup of Collective Madness.

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  8. Hi Lova,

    I hope that your wish were accomplished, at least, the day of your birthday. As I don't know how to translate it in understandable (??) English, I just want say U :
    "un an 2 + ou un an 2 -,
    l'important c'est que tu te portes bien"

    By the way, I'm surprised by :
    seeing that I've never seen any SMS (Short Message System) language in any blog post, I left it on yours to be the first and trendy :-)

    Take care and don't change anything dear Cousin :-), you're simply "tous les miens" (et de deux !!!!!)

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  9. Thanks Sandy, I did not know one could leave a SMS as a comment on a blog. To tell you the truth, I have yet to send one SMS to someone. I have not caught on this technology. :)

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  10. Happy belated birthday to you! It is better very late than never hihi. PS: I used to go to COT for swimming and "equitation" lessons too but I quit and we as family would go there only for the sunday big "buffet" instead.

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  11. hey Mirana, a fellow COTienne :) ! That sunday brunch outside by the barn was so good. And very affordable all the time. I miss home.

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