Birthdays are benchmarks of beginnings, birthmarks of bold steps, signposts of standout successes, memory markers to manifest new momentum. Age is a number and a mindset, therefore today the 8th day of September, I am the sentimental Virgo wood snake using numerology to tell my tale as I turn 88 in wisdom, 77 in spirit, 55 in finetuning, 44 at forecasting, 33 in spirit, 22 in strength, 11 in liveliness and 1 for one more step ahead. I ponder personal power pounded in paths without passionate parents, wandering in a wilderness of wondering. Truth is today numerology tells I am nine as I remember my nanny. Pain to gain grips and grounds goals to be grateful and give back, to form friendships that turn in into family within a cohesive community....Read on below in the grey area......... In 1957, JFK won a Pulitzer Prize for his book “Profiles in Courage.” In 2019, I paint two Profiles in Courage: JFK: powerful father, JFK Jr. powerful son. Their example of the “First family” forms a commemorative birthmark in my mind to adopt their strength in adversity into my art to paint more than just icons of that time, but rather "re-present" their timeless sacrifice and symbol of sacrifice being eternal success for all to see this September. Even death does not prevent being born fresh. I give Great gratitude to those sending wishes.
Photo credits: John Jr. under desk: Getty images, Portrait reference: ABC news #shelleybatcules #birthday #contemporary artist
SOCIAL MEDIA POST designed and written by Shelley Batcules, September 8, 2019. Graphic Design & artwork, Shelley Batcules c.2019