Dept. of Beautiful

Saturday, 9 August 2014 01:12 pm
kaffyr: Two elegant dancers (Dance)
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The One I Love

Today is my Best Beloved's birthday. He is wonderful. He is kind and loving, he is intelligent, inventive, creative, careful, and unrelenting when there's a problem to be solved.

His sense of humor is frightening, alluring, off-putting, wondrous, sophisticated, sophomoric, and sideways. If people get his humor, I know we will be friends.

He is one of the most intelligent men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He re-reads Godel Escher Bach regularly; he re-reads Cordwainer Smith once a year or so. Both of those things he does because he finds something new in the books every time he does it.He forces me to think hard when we're debating, and he likes exercising his own mind when we get into conversations.

He is musical. He introduced me to jazz and taught me that there is no musical genre that does not have music worth listening to and treasuring. When I think of him, I always think of music.

He is handsome, knows how to fill out a suit most impressively, still looks good in a tee and jeans, and is the only man I know who looks good even in a beard.

He is unbelievably strong, even though I don't think he believes he is; he's weathered ailments, heartbreak, bad craziness, the unknown and the terrifyingly known, and come out on the other side.

There is no one on this earth to who I am as happy to wish a happy birthday. Happy birthday, [personal profile] buckaroobob ; happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh!

Happy, happy birthday, my beloved BB.


Date: Sunday, 10 August 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (Birthday)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Happy birthday, Mr Kaffyr! I hope you have a good day!

Date: Sunday, 10 August 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
A day late for the occasion but not perhaps the sentiment. HBD, B!!!!

Date: Sunday, 10 August 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
shanghaied: (paperbark)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
Hmm. I could never get through the Hofstadter book simply because I view the maths of music in a different way from that of the author and that's a basic off-putter. But ALL THE POINTS IN THE WORLD for the yearly Cordwainer Smith! Hope his natal day was a good one this year :-)

Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flowsoffire.livejournal.com
♥ Love like this is always so heart-lifting; gives one hope in this world ;)

Date: Sunday, 10 August 2014 06:10 am (UTC)

Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lydy.livejournal.com
Gosh. I haven't seen Bob is so very long. Every time I do, he brightens my life. Please convey my wishes for many returns of the day.

I don't envy you; I love my own loves. But I rejoice in the light of your love for him, and him for you. The reflection is fine and bright.

Cordwainer Smith? Gods, I should have know. I _love_Cordwainer Smith.

Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supergee.livejournal.com
Anybody who likes Godel Escher Bach, Cordwainer Smith, and you can't be all bad.

Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-whuh.livejournal.com
Why, thank you, Ma'am!

Date: Sunday, 10 August 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gerisullivan.livejournal.com
I'm so very happy and grateful for both you and [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. Here's to an utterly splendid rest of his birthday. Here's to more good days, good years, and good times together ahead.

Date: Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minnehaha.livejournal.com
Hip, hip Hooray for your natal day, Dr (which is not pronounced... see I am paying attention.)! I would love to see you again. I wish you all the best of the good stuff.

K.

Date: Sunday, 10 August 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
He truly is a beautiful and wonderful man. You are so, so lucky, sweetie! I hope you had a wonderful day together. Blessings to you both. And Happy Birthday to him!

*HUGS YOU BOTH WARMLY*

a bag of allsorts

Date: Monday, 11 August 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apostle-of-eris.livejournal.com
has been eaten in your name.
(I was going to email this, but it works here too.)

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