Celebration Day — twenty-seven

Celebration and gratitude have different faces, and a celebration is based on gratitudes.

This spontaneous Celebration Day Series idea arose as the mere fruit of finding more and more reasons and results in celebrating the joys of life — that which has been, is, and will somehow perpetuate for as long as it inhabits and surrounds each of us.

On days like today, some creative souls came to us, and have stayed, and will stay amongst us, as long as life inhabits and surrounds us.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg — to his time a part of Germany — in 1756.

The author Lewis Carroll was born as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in England in1832.

Nick Mason, the drummer of Pink Floyd, was born in Great Britain in 1944.

Mikhail Baryshnikov was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1948, before becoming one of the most celebrated ballet artists ever.

And on this day, in 2015, I met a good friend for the first time. He sat next to me at the Cigar Inn, in Manhattan, and read a book. We have spent many hours since then, smoking great cigars, while we converse in English, French, or German, always with a passion for life, and for any way in which we could better life for all.

Thank you, Alain!

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