Happy Birthday to the one and only, Bette Midler, The Divine Miss M! While most other stars seem to fade, yours continues to radiate brighter and more beautiful with each coming year. May you forever shine!
Now, my dear Miss M, I know we were supposed to keep this secret, but the world needed to see our divine encounter tonight. Yes, I was a little tipsy, but thank you for letting me have a birthday dance with you (however, the BetteHeads made me do it, just in case you’re mad about me visiting so late!). I really hope Martin didn’t mind us locking him in the bathroom while we did our little jig. Maybe this can become a yearly ritual????
starring Miss M and introducing, Mister D
Love, Mister D
PS: Not to take away from the celebration of Bette’s birthday, but today is also World AIDS Day. I worked in the trenches for 5 years as a caseworker and counselor at the AIDS clinic in Pensacola. This was about 17 years ago. Yes, it was sad, but I began to see so many positives in the human spirit. The desire to make things better and to find a cure. We’ve come a long way since I worked there, but we still have such a long way to go as well…stay aware and get active in the struggle to find a cure. Manny from Australia wrote me a message…it was short, elegant, and to the point, and I hope he doesn’t mind me sharing this with you:
Just before I go, I know that December 1st is Betteâ€™s Birthday, but it is also world AIDS day. It has been 25 years since the virus came about, 25 years of incredible losses of friends, family and loved ones. 25 years, it still feels like yesterday when we first heard about this heinous disease. While we take time out to think of Bette on her birthday and our loved ones who are no longer with us, we should all take the opportunity to also celebrate life and hope for a much brighter future, a brighter future that one day soon a cure will come along, so that world AIDS day is no longer a day of sorrow for so many, but a day of happiness for all. – Manny
Thank you Manny!
Love, Mister D