Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

For Lori, on her birthday

My bride celebrated her birthday yesterday. We've been celebrating birthdays together for quite awhile now. The first was with a card I made her in our junior year of high school! I didn't make the card this year, but there was fun food, great friends, a few gifts, and a performance piece by Ben worthy of an award show opening. Lori deserves this treatment every day - she's simply the best. Seriously, there's been some surveys and studies on this, and she is, verifiably, the best. If you want proof, just check out her most recent post.

Happy Birthday, Love!

Wake up to find out
that you are the eyes of the world
but the heart has its beaches
its homeland and thoughts of its own
Wake now, discover that you
are the song that the morning brings
but the heart has its seasons
its evenings and songs of its own
- Eyes of the World, Grateful Dead