Wednesday, June 06, 2007

HNT-Birthday




Many years ago today my daughter Calypso came into the world. I don't have great pictures of her as a newborn because we had recently been robbed and relieved of our nice camera. She was born in Trinidad and is quite proud of that fact. A lot of our Trini friends were quite proud of her being born there as well. I think spending her whole life in utero there must have had something to do with her sense of rhythm and love of music. She could never be soothed without music and rocking together. She bounced in time to music from age 6 months on...we have video to prove it. She has played violin, piano, clarinet and oboe. She recently convinced a friend to teach her some basic things on the drums. She's been asking about playing my guitar. At the rate I'm going (or not going) she'll probably pick it up in no time once I show her a few things. When she was 9 and a bunch of other kids in her school sang along weakly to their favorite CDs for the school talent show, she stood on stage and blew the audience away with an a capella rendition of 'Ain't No Sunshine.' She just found out this week she made the cut for show choir next year. She may have been doubtful but no one else was.





She has a bit of flair for the dramatic too, sometimes in that wonderfully creative way, sometimes in that maddening teenage girl way. She has always had her own unique style. She is sensitive and easily wounded but that same sensitivity inclines her to be the friend who always listens to the hurting kids at school. I love my girl and I am so proud of her.
Happy birthday, Calypso. Keep making music, keep shining.
HHNT

30 comments:

Bella said...

Happy birthday Calypso and Happy HNT Lime!

Moosekahl said...

Just one more example of the amazing things you do! A beautiful daughter and what a gorgeous mom. Happy HNT! And Happy b-day to Calypso.

BTExpress said...

Bet she's like her mom. Never one to admit how special she is. Happy HNT to you both.

S said...

Wow at last a glimpse of the elusive Calypso! She's just lovely, Lime!

HHNT gal!

G-Man said...

Boy little Miss Di sure had the red hair!
Calypso's got the music in her..Happy Birthday!!!
I love shots of you in bed Trini!!! HHNT
xoxox

bsoholic said...

Music is the soul of life! Happy B-day Calypso - if you're a spawn of Lime you have a lot going for you!

Keep on keepin' on, and never give up on your dreams! :)

MONA said...

LIME!!! these are the most wonderful pretty pictures I have seen!!! I love them both, specially the one of you holding the baby!!! You look Divine!!

Many happy returns of the day to Calypso!!! May God bless her & may all her wishes come true!

~Tim said...

Happy birthday Calypso!

HHNT!

Jocelyn said...

This kid is profoundly her mother's daughter.

She's phenomenal. "Ain't No Sunshine"? Wow.

Mark Leslie said...

Wow, Lime, thanks for sharing. Sounds like an amazing daughter (and like her mother, a gal of many talents) Happy Birthday Calypso and Happy HNT Lime!

barman said...

Wow if Calypso does not sound like your daughter, multi talented and a wonderful person. Happy birthday to Calypso and what a wonderful HNT Lime.

Top cat said...

You are so creative in your posts lime, every day is a treat coming here.
You look radiant in the first picture and your daughter is a beautiful young lady inside and out.
Happy Birthday Calypso
tc

Jim said...

A very Happy Birthday to her, and happy HNT to you.

Wonderful family pics . . . thanks.

XO

Charles said...

lime,

Happy birthday to her, may they all be happy and may happiness fill the days between.

Its easy to be proud of such wonderful children, isn't it? Gotta love em.

lecram sinun said...

Ahhh... have a wonderful birthday Calypso! Sounds like she inherited quite a bit of spunk and compassion from her Mom. :) Cheers!

jillie said...

Happy Birthday Calypso and what a great shot of the new family. There's a shot that says it all...LOVE LOVE LOVE!

HHNT ;o)

snavy said...

What great pictures!!

I have one a lot like the first but my little redhead is looking at 2 little babes.

Happy Birthday Calypso!!

Paul Champagne said...

Happy Birthday Calypso ... seems you have some good genes.

Blither said...

What a happy lil looking Monkey! Happy Birthday to your Beautiful Baby!!!

rob said...

What happy photos! At least the camera-thieves didn't take Calypso. Like that tourist kid who was stolen recently in Portugal.

HHNT.

goodthomas said...

Happiest of Birthdays to Calypso. She sounds like a great kid, a wonderful balance of good things. I am glad she is getting a chance to sing her song, hear her own voice. To be able to do that, to really listen to your own voice, is a wonderful gift.

And a smile of congratulations to her mom.

Phain said...

beautiful child...now then - i see her climbing on a tree...please sweet moses tell me she stays OFF the zip line?!?!!?

steve said...

Happy B Day!! :-}

SeaRabbit said...

Nice tribute to a very talented and beautiful young woman!
HHNT!

Charles said...

I forgot to ask on your last post, were you ever a sniper for the Israeli army? I'm just wondering, since Dr. Ruth was.

KFarmer said...

A belated Happy Birthday to the wonderful Calypso! I know you are so proud of her and her many talents. She sounds like someone I would love to meet and listen to :)

David said...

Wow, I would be just as proud too.

She sounds like a chip off the ole' block.

Cosima said...

Yay! Happy Belated Birthday to Calypso!

Gawpo said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes from Gawpo!!!!!



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M said...

happy belated birthday to Calypso!