Monday, March 04, 2013

Happy Birthday

Our beloved Serina was 25 a week ago. We usually celebrate a birthday for 24 hours. Opening presents at midnight. No wonder Serina was a bit tired for breakfast. The menu was red gel, strawberry dipped in chocolate and Californian Rose wine.

With her birthday crown she looked exactly ten years old.

Red lipstick after breakfast nap. Isn't she lovely? She's also painted the scenery of the narrow roads to Sauda standing to the left.

 Birthday child posing with a glimpse in her eye. "I'm finally old enough to wear my glasses in a string", she mocked.

 A penny for your thoughts. Maybe the bitter sweet poem by Irish  William Butler Yeats?

When You Are Old
William Butler Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face among a crowd of stars.

Photo  © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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20 comments: said...

Yeats said this beautifully, great choice.

Serina IS beautiful... the crown and the red... she looks like a magazine cover. 25 is quite a milestone for her, and for you. These are wonderful years, and there is so much ahead for Serina. I can't wait to see how each chapter unfolds.


Jada's Gigi said...

Happy Birthday to Serina! presents at midnight! How exciting! I shouldn't sleep a wink afterwards!

Karen said...

What a beautiful young woman! Happy Birthday to Serina.

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Happy Birthday wishes to her. Lovely Poem.

Annie Jeffries said...

Dear Elise,

I am reminded of how long we have known each other here. I remember Serina's 18th birthday. And now she is 25. Amazing. But then Krista is now 28. Time does fly. And truly, all of her young beauty has blossomed into full blown womanly beauty. She's a star.

Happy birthday, Sirena,

Felisol said...

Dear Annie.
I wasn't even aware I have been blogging this long. I even had another blog before this one.
Krista and Serina's cousin Kristine Maria are the same age. Now I'm looking forwards to witness Krista's wedding.
Time really flies. Good friends stay.

Ralph said...

A birthday crown is what we like to see on our children - no matter their current age! She is beautiful, the pride of her parents. The poet said it well:

"How many loved your moments of glad grace"

Like on a birthday...Happy Birthday! The Norwegian flag is also a lovely ruby red!

Debbie Petras said...

Happy birthday to your Serena! And yes, she is so beautiful! How fun to celebrate for 24 hours. I love the crown on her head that is slipping a bit. In our classroom of little children, they love to wear a birthday crown. The teachers get to wear one on their birthday too. Serena is quite an artist I see.

Blessings and love,

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What an incredibly fun celebration! I can see the glee in the photos.

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Liz said...

Happy Birthday lovely Serina!

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Belated happy birthday to a pretty lady!

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Gemma Wiseman said...

O what wonderful photos of the birthday girl! She looks like a very beautiful young girl and quite a character!

Mrs. Mac said...

What a beauty that Serina is .. inside and out. Happy birthday .. hope your day was blessed. You remind me of a very young Katherine Hepburn in pose and style .. only much prettier.

Terry said...

dear felisol...i just saw this mow and wow!..what a stunning girl your princess is!...she has golden hair like ..rapunzel!...long so long and shimmering!
tell her happy birthday again and tell her that i asked dad golden to pray for as your requested sweet friend.
thank you for telling us to visit the sisterhood glad to read sandy's post...
have a great day you and gunnar and princess serina! terry

Sue Seibert said...

Oh, my, Serina is as beautiful as ever!

Donna said...

Oh Felisol, Happy Birthday to sweet Serina....much love to all.

Sandy said...

How exquisite is your daughter, Felisol! She looks like a model from a magazine page. I wish her the happiest of birthdays and all the blessings of the Lord upon her life!
Love & Prayers,

Colleen said...

She is truly beautiful! I wish her all joy and health and love in the years to come!

Amrita said...

Happy belated birthday sweet Serina. May God give you many many birthdays to come. I am praying for you and your family.

Red suits our Snow Princess so much

Terra said...

Your daughter is a true beauty and the poem is splendid.