Light, Brandished

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Yesterday we celebrated the first birthday of the absolutely stunning Miss Eva, who receives the love we want to give her with the greatest graces possible. We have watched Eva grow into the glory she is. She has touched her hand to the light shim of our earrings, held tight to the leather string about our necks, danced with us and for us, breathed her brand new soul into our hearts. Eva gives us back some of what all our years of living took away, and she doesn't even know yet, and perhaps she never will.

Cristina, Eva's mom, teaches my husband to dance. Jeremy, Eva's dad, was an opera singer in another life; before that, he was performing on middle school stages with a best childhood friend, Brendan James, who, with his very beautiful wife, joined in Eva's celebration. Brendan, as it turns out, is an extraordinary singer/piano player/lyricist, hailed by LA Weekly, New York Daily,, and plenty of others; featured alongside Springsteen and Eddie Vedder on the soundtrack of Body of War; and now awaiting (May 2010) the release, from Decca, of his second album.

Listen to Early April Morning. It's the pure work of a classically trained musician who is clearly headed somewhere.


Unspoken said...

Happy Birthday to her!

bermudaonion said...

You just reminded me of the joys of a baby and I thank you for that.

Becca said...

Babies do give us back that feeling of promise and youthfulness which it's so easy to forget as we age. What a gift to have this young one in your life.

Absolutely loved the music, too. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he's a piano man ;)

Sarah Allen said...

Sounds fantastic! Hope it was a wonderful time for everyone.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Vivian Mahoney said...

Ah, to be blessed with the beauty and gifts of family and friends. Happy Birthday to Eva.

septembermom said...

Babies soften all around them. Happy Birthday to Miss Eva.

Beautiful song.

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