Let them eat cake (and uncontaminated water)

I’m truly blessed.

Book cakes by my talented friend Jennifer. http://www.jennyscakeswithcharacter.com

I’m turning 50.  There, I said it.

Fifty.  That round nasty number.  And guess what?

It’s really not that bad.

What’s made it less painful?  A life of faith, family and friends.

When I reflect on this milestone, I think about Jane Austen (I know I obsess on Jane Austen — but hear me out — and have some respect for your elders).

Back in her day, women frequently died in childbirth; or from the flu; or from any old infection since their form of antibiotics was more along the line of blood-sucking leeches.

In fact, poor Emily Bronte’s life was snuffed out early due to common unsanitary conditions.  She simply drank a glass of contaminated water (the source being a runoff from the church’s graveyard) while attending her own brother’s funeral in 1848.  She rejected ‘medical treatment” saying she’d have “no poisoning doctor” near her.  (Actually, I’ve felt the same way at times).

Anyway, where am I going with this?

What does this have to do with turning 50?

Simply…I’m grateful.

I’m grateful to be alive.

A journal and flowers to ease the pain (of 50).

3 thoughts on “Let them eat cake (and uncontaminated water)

  1. Congratulations on your birthday! The cake is so beautiful! I too am grateful to be alive. I’m reading Brontë biographies and I am stunned by how so much genius came from so little means and from such young lives. Great post!

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