Thursday, January 8, 2009

The 8th of January- Another birthday

People Born on the 8th January:
David Bowie
Shirley bassey
Elvis Presley
Stephen Hawking

And ME

Yes I am a bit of a let down to the day I guess.

Today I make:

I never thought I would make it to this birthday, I didn't want to but I did. Not sure how that makes me feel. I have a poem By Plath in my head a couple of lines ring true:

'I do not want much of a present, anyway, this year.
After all I am alive only by accident.

I would have killed myself gladly that time any possible way.
Now there are these veils, shimmering like curtains,

The diaphanous satins of a January window
White as babies' bedding and glittering with dead breath. O ivory!

For my birthday present I get to see Shrink and Social Worker at 10.30am. I had booked it for 15th but they screwed up again. Oh well. They will try and give me some nice b'day meds. No thanks. I'm too old for those kind of presents.


Anonymous said...

Hopefully some happier returns. Stay Safe and Happy Birthday.

Lola x

Mandy said...

Hi Lareve

Sorry you have to see the shrink today. Bad timing huh?

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy 27th. xxx

The Dotterel said...

I didn't know that poem before - and I'm glad I do now. The protagonist of my book, Writing Therapy, was inspired by Plath (so I ought to have known better!).

The Dotterel said...

And I forget to say - Happy Birthday! (I've blog-rolled you in honour of the occasion!)

Hannah said...

I am 27 next week! I really do share your feelings and the Plath poem - so totally perfect.


La-reve said...

Thanks fo rthe birthday wishes everyone.

Mandy, Saw shrink went well I thought will post about it when I get time

The Dotterel - I love plath which I know is a cliche for someone with mentla health problems. And this poem from Ariel, which is some of her best work. Thanks for the comment and popping by, I will recipricate when have chance

Hannah- Thanks for the message - so we are approaching 30 together. Oh well, b'days loose any significance to me when have ot take things day by day.

Anonymous said...

Hope you were shrunk successfully but not too small.

Lola x

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Larever!

Jessica said...


Happy Belated birthday! =) I haven't been online recently. hope you are well.

Have fun!