Tuesday, March 6, 2007

a different birthday

a very good friend of mine celebrated his birthday inside a convent.
the nuns surprised him with a good lunch that started with a song.
followed by a prayer that began with a quote from Pablo Picasso:

"It takes a long, long time for one to become young."

And the prayer goes:
Make us younger one each birthday.
Awaken within us the child who is often asleep with shame.
Open our eyes to wonder and awe;
delight our hearts with amazement and playfulness.

It was his most profound birthday ever.

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