Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy 30th Birthday Nate! My beloved traveler.

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, 
Healthy, free, the world before me, 
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. 

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, 
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, 
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, 
Strong and content I travel the open road.

The earth, that is sufficient, 
I do not want the constellations any nearer, 
I know they are very well where they are, 
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

Still here I carry my old delicious burdens, 
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go, 
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them, 
I am fill'd with them, and I will fill them in return.
You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here, I believe that much unseen is also here.

~Walt Whitman Song of the Open Road

4 comments:

Katie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Sarah Herman said...

happy birthday nate, a wonderful day for a birthday. It happens to be my little logans bday also. Happy Birthday

Linda Darjean said...

I am SOOO sorry about this comment even before I make it. But, the only time I have ever seen you in Sophia is when in this picture where she is making the pouty face. Ha, so sorry! Also, Mrs. high tech Mac and the rest, what the heck kind of camera do you have...you would think you all would have a decent camera over there....yes, its the California bitterness :) Oh and Happy birthday Nate. May your travels bring you to DFW so that we can see you.

Julie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Nate! Many blessings for the year to come...

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