Recently, a friend turned 30 and to begin her new decade she declared, “the view just gets better and better as we go up, up and away!” Her birthday invitation seemed to be clipped right out of a J.M. Barrie book- adorned with an illustration of hot air balloons swaying over the city. She asked her guests to bring their own creative interpretation of this “up up and away” theme and share them at dinner. What a great idea! Anytime we can employ our rare or unused creative genius, we should, and sometimes it takes an innovative birthday dinner party to do so! At the long table laced with flowers and kite tails we experienced poems, stories, raps, drawings, film, song, inventions and more. I hope we continue to become greater visionaries as we grow older; it’s important that we are alive for this world. Here’s a (crooked) snap of part of my interpretation.