Birthday! Walk in my shoes…



Still love crazy shoes after all these years…

Today is my birthday and of course I am introspective….life goes by very quickly. When people tell you time flies, believe them and use it well. Life is a racehorse, but living a life is all about the journey, not the finished line.

The speed with which I have arrived at this point is absolutely stunning, the speed of light to me, in retrospect. I would tell you how old I am but it is truly, most of the time, unimportant to me and I also want it to be irrelevant to you….except for today. Today I want to celebrate it, then I want to forget it for a long while. At least a year, OK?

If I told you how old I am you very likely might pass judgment about what kind of person I have become and how I like to spend my time and what I like to do and who I like to do it with, what turns me on (yes I can still get turned on, thank you very much) and what types of activities and which places on the earth I return to again and again because they fill my heart and soul with wonder and delight. I can get high on life in the blink of an unsuspecting eye, all of a sudden giddy with its miracles and gifts; inspired by just a film, a great dinner with friends, a good painting,  a boat ride across gorgeous water, a beautiful stone or a deer in the woods.

A hearty laugh. Especially that.

If you knew my age I would be willing to bet you would be grossly underestimating my current situation and my potential. I can still dream big. I have plans. I want days packed with joy and surprise. I paint, I write, I travel and walk on mountains, beaches and among ancient ruins, I cook more fabulous meals than when I was younger and I walk on the edge a little bit more with my beliefs about the world; I refuse to be stagnant. I am flexible, I am a good judge of character after all these years., but I try not to judge.

I am in love. With life, with my friends and family, vistas and views, Amy lifestyle and one magnificent man who deserves me, and I him.

I have incorporated much of what I believe about life inside my third book, a brand new novel titled A CANARY FLIES THE CANYON. It is the life story of one artistic girl who learned about life and love the hard way… a love story about art and creativity and the misguided choices she made…but it has a super ending. You would enjoy it – available on – and a perfect holiday gift.



12 responses to “Birthday! Walk in my shoes…

  1. I can kinda guess how old you are, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is the joy, the Life, the wisdom that pours from your words. I love the love and the wisdom the appreciation of life that comes with age. Blessed.
    Happy Holidays Jo Ann,


  2. Happiest of birthdays to you, Jo. I am lucky to call you friend. I agree in it not being necessary to reveal age, and that it does invite prejudice and misguided thoughts on what can be done at our age. Oh, and I love those shoes!

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  3. Happy Birthday to my long time friend! Your zest for life, creativity and optimism are ever abundant!!! Just wish we could share a glass of wine together sooner than later.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Jo.  Another year gone by but many more in the future.  Stay well and enjoy life. Love, Karen Halliday From: the creative epiphany To: Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:29 AM Subject: [New post] Birthday! Walk in my shoes… #yiv7928026107 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7928026107 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7928026107 a.yiv7928026107primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7928026107 a.yiv7928026107primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7928026107 a.yiv7928026107primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7928026107 a.yiv7928026107primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7928026107 | Jo Ann Brown-Scott posted: ” Still love crazy shoes after all these years…Today is my birthday and of course I am introspective….life goes by very quickly. When people tell you time flies, believe them and use it well. Life is a racehorse, but living a life is all abo” | |


  5. Happy Birthday, and continued success in your life choices. Age doesn’t matter so much… each age has its challenges and advantages… and at almost any age, you can still find some who’re older than you, and still enjoying life.

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