Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Birthday With Boo Bear

Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is youer than you- Dr. Seuss

Today is Brian’s birthday! And I won’t say which one but as I am only 49 how old could he be??

As usual, Boo Bear came out of his cabinet hidey hole for the birthday breakfast and sits propped up by the sugar bowl. Brown and formerly fuzzy, one ear drooping from the gnawing bestowed by a very little boy, with the tattered remains of a satin neck tie, Boo can count as many birthdays as Brian ever had if he so chose, but we don’t ask that of him. We just like him there.

A gift from Aunt Kathryn on that very first birthday, he still brings a smile to the face of the man that little boy became.

Boo is a good omen. Although his plush receded to what now resembles soft felt years ago the eyes are still button bright and friendly, granting us all a sweet memory of those birthdays and the people who remembered them.

Happy Birthday Brian!! Happy Birthday Boo!