You can’t carry
hopes and fears
around in your backpack
and expect to
stand up straight.
~ David Kirk
It’s also Get Over it Day and Don’t Panic Day. Coincidence? I don’t think so!
Today is also Barbie Doll Day. Barbie might not be too happy to learn that there’s a new girl in town. One with normal proportions. She’s a Lammily, created by Nickolay Lamm who says, “Average is beautiful.” Barbie, don’t panic you’re just gonna have to get over it!
Today we say happy birthday to Yuri Gagarin (1934), the first human in space (1961). Imagine the thrill and the fear. Imagine doing it at age 27! Maybe his voyage is why we celebrate Don’t Panic Day on this day each year. Sadly he died just 7 years later during a routine training flight.
Other birthdays falling on this day are Raul Julia (1940) and Emmanuel Lewis (1971). Of the 3 birthdays we celebrate today, only Emmanuel is still alive. But if I could pick which I’d like to dine with, I think I’d pick Raul. How about you?
BTW, the Smileys and holidays on a month full of Smiley Silliness are all different than the ones you see here on the website’s Daily Smiley.
Plus, as is often the case, the Backpack Smiley you get in the Smiley-a-Day emailer is different from what you see here.