Glamourpuss is one of those people that I have been reading since I have been blogging. You can read her for her insight into pole dancing, or you can read her for her insights into life in general. Regardless, she possesses a rare intellect and knowledge base that makes her almost uniquely qualified in her approach to thinking about things.
I found her exposition on Buddhism to be quite interesting, and illuminating from a different perspective than I had approached it. I had come from reading Zen and dropping into Buddhism, the same as reading the philosophy, then learning the religion. It changes your perspective, coming from the top down as opposed to the bottom up. Yet Puss has an intellectual mastery that is second to none, and at the same time she is graced with a humanity and sensitivity not often found in most people.
To say that I like this woman is an understatement of huge proportions. I consider it my good fortune to know her as little as I do. What I cannot explain is how a 27 year old woman, I believe that today is her 27th birthday (could be her 28th birthday, but I doubt it) could have achieved such wisdom and insight at such a young age. I am much older than her, and still working at it.
I know she likes the color pink. I know she likes the flower vendor at the Kent Train Station, and the fresh cut flowers. I also know that she likes the peonies that are in season now. So, I cut her a bucket of pink peonies, and they are right here, waiting for you, Puss. The ones that are open are bigger than my fist. And the others are still opening, and some are just starting to open!
So please, leave Puss a birthday message in the comments section, and as usual, have a great day!