Monday, May 31, 2010

Parabéns Para Mim!

In Portuguese, instead of hearing the equivalent of "happy birthday," one usually hears "Parabéns!" or, "Congratulations!" The "Happy Birthday Song" starts off with "Parabéns para você..." The title of this post, then, is "Congratulations to me!"

But enough about my "special" day. It is this day every year that we also celebrate the birth of Walt Whitman, a poet I discovered in high school and one I keep revisiting.

Also celebrating his birthday today is Clint Eastwood, another American treasure if you ask me.