"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Thursday, August 19, 2010

she's got worms.

Happy birthday to my dear friend, Claire!

Look at this picture. Just look at it. How can you look upon that face and NOT want to be her friend? Claire and I have been friends since we were kids, and we have laughed, cried, vacationed, danced and fallen down together for years and years. Some of my very favorite memories have Claire in them, and for that I am most grateful.

As yesterday was my Wish List Wednesday, I’m covered. You guys know what my heart desires this week. But I thought I might use my well-honed wishing skills to make a wish list for Claire’s birthday. Here it goes…

For you, Claire, on your birthday, I wish:

* That your radio today would only play “Colors of the Wind,” “Kiss from a Rose,” “Return of the Mack” and any and everything Patty Griffin and KC and JoJo.

* That when you turned on your TV tonight after school, Clifford would be on every channel, followed by Prefontaine, Alice in Wonderland and Pippi Longstocking.

* That every male student in your classroom would be replaced by Matthew McConaughey, Rainn Wilson and Chris O’Donnell.

* That the school cafeteria would only have cow tales, circus peanuts and junior mints on the menu today.

* That every drawer you opened would be filled to the brim with worms and Anthropologie gift cards.

Today, Claire, may all your dreams be pleasant ones. And may the rainbow arches


Claire said...

Aw, Swartian, thanks so much for the birthday shout out. It was a great day only I was/am sick with a violent sinus infection. So this post made the day brighter - love you, friend.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you're remembering your starring role in "Pippi Longstocking".
Don't forget how much "Felicity" influenced your life!!
Nor do you need to forget roasting a dead jellyfish on the grill (at the beach)
Happy Birthday!!! Mrs. K.

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