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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mid-Life Fantasy

Something I saw years ago, when I was first married and living at 4413 Pine in Philly, was Felicia and Frisco’s fantasy honeymoon. I believe this is where it all began for me. Sean Donnelly had decorated his penthouse Arabian style, with festooned colored gauze and tents and pillows. And Felicia, of course, wore a great BD outfit. Frisco was a sheik, and looked like he felt both foolish and in love.

For my 45th birthday, I want to suspend chiffon from the ceiling of my entryway and staircase, all the way down to the livingroom. Nothing but candlelight, but tons of it. The coffee table would be gone, so that there would be a large area for dancing and for people to sit. There would be pillows everywhere so that my guests would be comfortable. The spicy aroma of Middle Eastern food would fill the air.

I would have something like George Abdo’s Misirlou going on the stereo and I would come down wrapped in veil, zilling. I don’t know which costume I’d wear; maybe my new gold or I might buy that gorgeous Eman from Dalahl.

I would have a bunch of my closest friends there as well as Laura and my parents. It would be my debut performance, my declaration that age and any other challenges won’t beat me. Columbus Day Weekend. Mark your calendars.


It sounds wonderful! I love middle eastern food, but now that I am working on losing weight, nearly everything is off limits. I think that your idea is splendid. For my birthday, I would just like a little time to myself. And no cake.

— added by Mom on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 7:50 am

Oh I love that! It sounds so romantic and just oh! goregous and divine. Oh you are such the Libra – soaking up that attention and right in the middle of such a stylish social gathering! 🙂

Let’s see… for my birthday (which falls on a Wednesday this October :(), I will think realistically yet romantically and would like just a quiet late night of a slice of cake and champagne on the beach with only those who I love most. Mmmm!

— added by I Wax Poetic on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 8:27 am

Columbus Day Weekend? Hey, that’s my birthday weekend! Sounds like a a great party, and something fabulous to look forward to. I love birthdays, esp. my own! I hope all your wishes come true. Libra’s Rule!

— added by Kaija on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 9:34 am

Oh Susan,
The days of GH are only a memory…but I do reflect on those days with a smile…
Perhaps there’s a little “click” that goes off in our heads when the going gets too tough. We protect ourselves.
You will have your special day, and it will be “memorific”…not a word but it suits me fine.

— added by resilientmom on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 9:45 am

Ooooh. Gorgeous. Lots of pink and pomegranate lighting – VERY flattering and zexy! You must Tabblo it for your fans!

— added by Drama Mama on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 11:39 am

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