I'm thinking about my friend dianamuse today; it's her birthday, and I wish her every good thing. Diana is gorgeous, brilliant, faultlessly stylish, and unfailingly kind. If you are not familiar with her blog, know that it is a constant source of aesthetic inspiration.
I've known Diana for a long time, and she has been an angelic friend to me over the years. Tess's middle name is "Diana" in her honor (and James's middle name is "Stephen" after her dear husband). I mentioned her and Steve in this post and wrote this one in honor of their older daughter.
When Steve and Diana adopted that sweet girl many years ago, our mutual friend D. Fletcher and I wrote the song that follows (longtime Novembrance readers will recognize it, I'm sure). Diana, this year I can't afford the lavish flowers and festivities that you deserve, but know that my heart is with you this day and always.