Joie de Vivre

Effervescent, she shook up life
until it bubbled delicious.
Wore glitter star barrettes
high-kicking through life
like a sequined Rockette.


Bjorn is tending the bar today at dVerse and asks us to write a Twitter poem:
exactly 140 characters. A character is defined as a letter, space, hyphen, or punctuation mark.
Yep, that’s me. About 10 years ago, celebrating with the Boston Pops on the 4th of July on the esplanade. This shot made the jumbotron that night! I always wanted to be aย 
Rockette! ๐Ÿ™‚


33 thoughts on “Joie de Vivre

  1. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg) July 21, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Wonderful image Lillian.. what joy in those high kicks… Would you believe me if I said that 10 years ago I did dance aerobic once a week… Ha.. a lonely guy among all those gals…

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    • lillian July 21, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Oh how I’d love to see you in a Zumba class! ๐Ÿ˜Š


    • lillian July 21, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Huge!! Someone had taken this photo the year before and about an hour before the concert, it appeared up there on a continuous loop! This is a photo of it on the jumbotron๐Ÿ˜Š Boston and the Pops really do up the 4th!

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    • lillian July 21, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Dug out my cane from Bermuda. I’m hobbling along. No high kicks for a while — but I still have a barrette in my hair๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Grace July 21, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Wow, such energy and bubbling fun!!! Love the share and picture too!!! Go Lillian Go!!!

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    • lillian July 21, 2016 / 7:08 pm

      Hapoy to take you for the ride ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Glenn Buttkus July 21, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    What fun. Can’t get the image of Bjorn jumping around for years with all those gorgeous women; life can be tough. Great set of you, & wonderful memory share. Your levity heightens our celebration for sure.

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    • lillian July 21, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Thanks, Glenn. Yes — I think we should start a petition for Bjorn to post a video of him dancing ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. kim881 July 21, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    You’ve cheered me up today, Lillian. I’ve been struggling with lower back pain and just the thought of high kicks made me smile!

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    • lillian July 21, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Hurrah, Kim! Smile with me….just think about those high kicks and maybe put a barrette in your hair ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) July 21, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    My goodness Lillian ๐Ÿ˜€ this is so full of passion and fire โค
    You look absolutely stunning in the photo with that smile.

    Lots of love,

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    • lillian July 21, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      I do love some fun….and definitely dancing and high kicking too!


  6. Bodhirose July 21, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I will sign that petition to see a photo of Bjorn in a roomful of dancing women! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that totally joyous photo of you, Lillian. I don’t think a person could look any happier! Nothing like the 4th in Boston…that’s for sure!

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    • lillian July 22, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      It is a fabulous celebration here! And I do love that holiday — and sequins seem to match the fireworks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade July 22, 2016 / 1:44 am

    How brilliant! Both the high kicking, exuberant you and the poem about it.

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    • lillian July 22, 2016 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks, Rosemary. Somehow sequins just make me kick up my heels!


    • lillian July 22, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Always fun to wear sequins — they just seem to smile for you!


  8. Imelda July 22, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I love her attitude. I want some of her joie de vivre. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack July 24, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    You know, truly happy people have a certain smile whether they are kicking at the sky or jumping to the moon – you are one of the rare ones – zest for all possibilities!
    fun and bright words with image to match

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