Monday, October 19, 2009


It is my birthday.
Usually I am terribly excited, but not this birthday.
The deflated feeling isn't about being older, I just don't seem to have the wind in my sails today.


Until my friend, Cameron, unexpectedly showed me a quote by George Shaw.

You use a glass mirror to see your face;
you use art to see your soul.

That was just what I needed.

Everyday is a chance to express the soul.
Big or small.
Silly and sacred.
Express it at every every way.

So, on this birthday, I say thank you to my mom.
She has never thwarted my soulful expression.
She gave me a chance at Life.


Photo - April 1972, Lake Arrowhead, Ca.
Me and my mama. I am six months old.


  1. nice!! wickedgood quote, sweet photograph of the little man and his mum!!! looking backwards and forwards at the same time. so happy birthday jenny stevning!!!

  2. Hi, Steven. I got a good chuckle out of this last night. The wee lad is me! Funny thing is that the entire time she was pregnant the doctor told her I would be a small boy. Surprise!! I was a 9 lb. girl!
    Thank you for the birthday acknowledgment.

  3. I'm with Steven: I love the Shaw quote. And if you're not artistically inclined (though clearly, Jenny, you are artistically gifted!), meditate.

  4. Oh, and Happy Birthday, fellow Libra. Mine was October 13

  5. Happy Birthday to you, Dan! Thank you!