Born on July 20:
Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model;1980
Olcay Gulsen, Dutch designer; 1980
July Twenty’s, happy birthday! I must confess that instead of channeling your astrological future I was perusing the charming blog of fellow birthdayer Gisele Bündchen when I saw that there was a link entitled “Meaning of Life.” Now I was—to put it mildly—insanely excited, because I thought “the answer” was right in front of me and I could retire from style-soothsaying forever. Well, I clicked on the link and was taken to a section that addressed childbirth. Very enlightening, but not exactly what I had in mind. Come to think of it, I’m not sure where I thought the “Meaning of Life” link might lead me, though I do confess that I was hoping it might involve a YouTube video of puppies wearing top hats. If there is a lesson to be learned from my time spent with Gisele’s blog, it is that there are no easy answers for the big questions. But, my birthday friend, I suspect you already knew that. This year I advise you to keep searching for explanations to the things that confound you the most, because even if the answers are not what you are expecting, I guarantee you will find joy and meaning in the attempt.
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