The Golden Girl

The true New Yorker secretly believes that

people living anywhere else

have to be, in some sense, kidding.

John Updike


This Powerful Goddess has a thing for moody portraits, yet she has that joie de vivre and a smile more sunshiny than her halo of golden hair.  As a European, she had always dreamed of living like a local in New York City.  What to do with the minor glitch of having a devoted husband whose career didn’t allow for an extended sabbatical?

“I want to live in New York for awhile,” she blurts over their dinner for two last year.

“Say that again?” her husband couldn’t be sure he heard her right.

But he did.  And knowing that this has been a big item on her bucket list, he helped figure out how to make her Manhattan adventure possible: living on her own this side of the Atlantic, taking classes to learn new skills, and expanding her world with new friends along the way.

Now that she’s back home celebrating the next chapter of her fabulous life, these portraits count among her favorite souvenirs of how well she welcomed her golden age, thanks to her great courage and her husband’s grand gesture of love and generosity.

The happiest of birthdays to you, Powerful Goddess!  You must tell your darling man he is a gem truly worth his weight in gold while I practice saying to my husband “I’d like to live in Europe for awhile.” 😉

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share who has opened your eyes to golden possibilities.







Sharon Birke

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Glamour Portraits of the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Aug 29, 2014 @ 08:12:32

    How about that, a man that loves a Goddess so much and is willing to do whatever it takes to please and promote the desired lifestyle or dream of his better half. Sometimes the effort works. For the golden haired Goddess posing for us here a dream came true and there are waiting arms of a loving man at home, how nice. Photo three is my favorite this week.

    For me, I’m still waiting for a (newest or…) better half to appear and let me help her live her dream and simply love me in return. Where is that most cherished Goddess?

    Good luck Sharky, on your request of your husband. He certainly knows that you are worth your weight in something more valuable than gold. 🙂 Where will it be?; Italy, Spain, I know, Paris in quiet little flat facing away from the view of the Eiffel and a quaint little sidewalk café within walking distance. Afternoon tea? 😉



    • Sharon Birke
      Sep 03, 2014 @ 11:05:24

      This Powerful Goddess agrees with you re the third photograph, Mountain. She said ” That is the most beautiful portrait anyone has ever taken of me!” Oh, joy!


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