Tuesday, August 07, 2012


It's today, midnight, the seventh of August, as it is every year, and I'm glad I'm still here. But sometimes I wish that all records of my birth date had somehow been lost and nobody would know when or where the event actually took place. That way I could make up a new birthday every year, in whatever month or country I chose, and decide what age I wanted to be each time. Obviously there would be a limit to how inventive I could be but give or take ten or fifteen years and continents either way, I could probably manage it. 

Anyway something must be done to mark the unavoidable so I've chosen a snapshot taken in New York, in Central Park. I'm about ten and ecstatically playing. The two boys are my cousins, Alex and Dimitri. This is how I still feel, at least on the inside. In the second photo the eye of my Mac caught me trying to replicate the childhood pose.




Rain Trueax said...

Lovely and happy birthday :)

Dave said...

Both photos are grand. Happy birthday, Natalie!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Rain, many thanks - good to see you here again!

Dave, thank you, I'm glad you like them.
Will you be back in UK this year?