On Turning Thirty

"Ah! Women are like cheese strudels. When first baked, they are crisp and fresh on the outside, but the filling is unsettled and indigestible; in age, the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling comes at last into its own."
- Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb

In masks outrageous and austere,
The years go by in single file.
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile.
- Elinore Wylie, "Now Let No Charitable Hope"



Kevin Sorensen said...

A very happy birthday to you, Karisa (a bit late, I know, but blessings anyway).

Karisa said...

Actually, you're right on time, Pastor Kevin! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Bah ha, ha!
"I feel 20... until I hang out with 20 yr olds."
That's a great line!
Happy B-day dear cousin!

Karisa said...

Thanks, Cristelle! I laughed hard when I saw that meme. It's so true.

MaLu said...

OK, you turned 30 in February. Any more recent posts?

Karisa said...

Ouch, MaLu. I'm feeling under-inspired these days, but I'll see what I can do to assuage my insatiate fans such as yourself.

Kevin Craig said...

I hope you've never seen this video. I hope you've never heard of the artists ("Garfunkel and Oates"). I never have. I hope you don't look them up. I just did. Ick.

But I have to admit: this one made me laugh.

Karisa said...

Funny stuff, Mr. Craig! But I simply cannot identify. At 31 years old now, I still have to carry a big stick around everywhere to beat off the men.