Yesterday and today celebrate a couple of people but I only have eyes for one. (The other is Ed Vedder.) Every year I try to imagine how little Marco growing up in Rome had to fight for his birthday with that other guy. But he … Continue reading Ti piace Manja
Today celebrates my poet friend. It’s a bit more than just a birthday. Abraham is coming on a visit. I’m not in our country so we will have to celebrate another time but we yet had an excellent day this summer, in Koper on the … Continue reading Happy Ab day, Aleš!
Another tribute to my celebrating sister and all who cook since feeding others is a gesture of true love for humanity. This is how my sister prepared for her party last night: by making three kinds of savoury pastry called burek, one with potatoes, one … Continue reading Pic and a Word #148: Nice gesture
But especially today. While you are rushing to meet the Year of the Answer next year, here are my best wishes in the form of different objects and sights. Let’s see. First, here is this beauty for you and the best thing about it is … Continue reading Happy every day, sister!
Today celebrates my father, in many ways my role-model. One of the things I love the most is how you will always caress a dog. This year I’m here for your birthday, for a change. Last year I came a bit later and yet all … Continue reading Na zdravje, Dad!
Today I paid a visit to about one half of my ancestors. They are conveniently gathered at the Žale Cemetery in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a good day for it since today celebrates the man who took care of my grandmother so well that he … Continue reading Happy birthday, dedek!
Today let’s celebrate The Snow Melts Somewhere for she has the most to do with the fact that I’m still around and blogging. Since my favourite and most supportive blogger (and how nice it is when the two are not inter-dependent) celebrated a nice round … Continue reading Twelve For Snow
Today celebrates my mother Meta. Alas, for some genetic reason, you keep showing my age. Unsurprisingly, your best photo of your latest visit was taken by my father. Meta can mean a lot of things in many languages: goal, finish, middle, half in Italian, mint … Continue reading Happy Meta birthday!
And one dog. And one cat. You would be closing in on 100. Happy birthday, Baca! What reminds me of you the most? Burda. Kiwi. Blackcurrant. Cottage cheese. Umag. Opera, especially Madame Butterfly. Love of Italy. Beautiful Vida, a poem in many languages. Your stories … Continue reading Flowers for grandma
Today celebrates my friend who has just completed a 40-day fast. Picture it for a moment. 100% volunteer, the shirt says. These are from three years ago when you took me on a walk around Mengeš where you used to live. After you saw my … Continue reading Happy new salad!
The recent visit to Massa Marittima with my visiting parents who leave tomorrow brought about the following poem for the May round of the A and I Poetry Challenge. First the three photos of the lovely find on which my poem is based, since this … Continue reading A good heart
Today celebrates my first friend who I met online and got to befriend in real life too. True, we were both in the same country, but without the internet chances are high that we would never know of each other. I’m not mentioning the number … Continue reading Happy half, Alenka!
Today, on the International Workers’ Day, celebrates my uncle Rajko and here are some Maribor windows for him. Maribor is the second biggest Slovenian city and uncle’s town of birth. One photo is also of the world’s oldest grapevine (if you believe it). As a … Continue reading Happy birthday, tiček Lako!
Juhuuuu! It’s elephant time of year again since today is the birthday of my elephant-collecting friend. I miss you and wish you could come here just by wishing. First some images from our lovely summer picnic by your lake Mengeš (even many compatriots don’t know … Continue reading Happy birthday, Taja!
My furry companion turns five today, which is also how long I have been living in Italy. Challenge 8: “Write poems in which mysterious and magical things occur.” I’m starting to feel the reality of the fact that prior to embracing this month-long challenge I … Continue reading Day eight: Happy 5th birthday, Bestia!
For my friend’s birthday, memories of Croatian island Krk where she hosted us three years ago. Today celebrates my friend who I know since birth. Our parents were good friends and we had no choice but to go through early life together. Especially good times … Continue reading Happy birthday, dear Nicky!
I will never forget the moment about five years ago when mom told me her cousin who celebrates today had started to paint. This is her work in 20 pictures. When you invited us on a visit to see what you were up to, I … Continue reading Happy art and Soul!
Uncle, hoping that I didn’t write something awkward in the title – the internet also lies – I wish you a happy beerday and another adventurous year ahead. This year we didn’t see each other much because you were too busy strolling around the world … Continue reading Gëzuar, Matic!
A memory rolled to my Facebook today from two years ago. It was a quotation by Janis Joplin for her 73rd birthday. This means today she would turn 75. Never compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. —Janis Joplin I don’t know who bought it … Continue reading Me, Janis and Bobby
January 16th is such a day by definition. First let’s croon. In this post I have everything for everybody and some things specifically for some people. First, today celebrate a couple of dear friends who I don’t see nearly enough and always try to lure … Continue reading A lovely day