Happy Birthday, Vlad!

Sunrise at Calvert Marina

By Johna Till Johnson

Dawn, 5:45 AM. The morning is calm, clear, and cool. The birds chirp and tweet; otherwise all is silent. Slowly the fingers of the rising sun touch the masts of the sailboats across the water.

A perfect near-summer day.

A perfect start to the morning of Vlad’s birthday, echoing that long-ago Sunday in Prague:

The child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay

That he was, all his life.

And loved well, by many who love him still.

Happy birthday, Vlad!

7 responses to “Happy Birthday, Vlad!

  1. Yes. Happy birthday Vlad. May your day be filled with joy of the memories you and Vlad made together.

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    • Johna Till Johnson

      So far, so good! I have the irrational belief that Vlad sends good weather on special days; this weather is unbelievably wonderful.

      He was a very good man, and was loved very much, not just by me. One of the people who loved him sent me this comment this morning:

      “The way to pursue happiness is to find creative things to do all the time which make you happy during the process and even a bit proud once you’ve accomplished those things (that’s what Vlad said to me).”

      Words to live by!

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  2. Dearest Johna – The sadness never leaves; it just takes different shapes.

    Love, Joanne

    On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 9:04 AM Wind Against Current wrote:

    > Johna Till Johnson posted: ” By Johna Till Johnson Dawn, 5:45 AM. The > morning is calm, clear, and cool. The birds chirp and tweet; otherwise all > is silent. Slowly the fingers of the rising sun touch the masts of the > sailboats across the water. A perfect near-summer day. ” >

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  3. Wishing you infinite happy memories and joy. ❣️ ❣️ ❣️

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  4. Such a sweet post! ♥

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