Thursday, November 18, 2010

birthdays

hard to believe this guy popped out of me 14 years ago and made me a mother
he is already taller than I am, living with his dad and getting an education. I am so proud of him!

we are in Warsaw, visiting. Grey skies, fantastic nude trees reaching up, piercing the low clouds.

it is my birthday today, 45. I feel I am carrying many me's inside of me, all glad to be here.

17 comments:

Sweetpea said...

Sweet, sweet photo, you look enraptured...
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

jude said...

i totally get this. i will be 60 soon, my son is 31 already. it never changes.

Manya Maratou said...

christi, thanks!

Manya Maratou said...

jude, yes, a wondrous miracle, a full body miracle

Jasmine said...

Happy birthday to you and your son Manya xJ

Valerianna said...

Kronia polla!!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

A very happy birthday to you, Manya - and a very good and fulfilled new year of life!

It's a wonderful photo of you and your son - my son is 15, and during the last few months he has turned so pubertal and I'm not allowed to give him an embrace anymore, which is sad - but probably normal ...

It's nice to see you have the same day of birth as my younger sister!

ξωτικό said...

...mine came out 4 months later, remember? and she wears a bigger size shoes than me today...
how is Antonio Ilario, then? enjoying Warsaw?

happy birthday!
and let's meet up sometime!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

oh manya...so tender a moment.
Wishes that Wishes will come to be
for you both and how could they
not?, as you are of eachother.

and wishes for the continuing of
births of the you(s) in you...

much love, grace

nandas said...

remember this moment... and i am sure you have many such! my boys are 40 and 42 and wow... i remember those times... it could be us in that photo! happy birthday! and yes... there are so many of us in us, aren't there?

Martine said...

so happy and rare moments.......... holding your grown up son in your arms.
Happy birthday!
XXXm

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Many, many, me's... what a nice thought! -J

Marti said...

Manya, I am a friend of grace and Nandas. Sending birthday wishes to you on this day, the first day after you turned 45. The photo of your arms enfolding your son is so moving, like waves of joy and love, touching, receding, always coming back. Celebrate all of the selves that make yourself.

Χρόνια πολλά! (hrónia pollá) (I hope this says Happy Birthday in Greek)

Manya Maratou said...

thank you all so much for your wishes and comments,
I don't know why, but at this moment they are especially meaningful

Eva said...

Happy birthday! You are almost an astrological twin of my husband who was 45 on 19th.

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! It's interesting that you have some Polish connections. Greetings from Lodz!

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Hello. Have just found you (directed here by Jude Hill's recent post). Nice to meet you. I can tell I will enjoy following your blog. Happy belated birthday!
Catherine

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