Happy Birthday, Judy!!

My obsession began early, and except for the short period of time between age ten and thirteen when I did my best to put away the pursuits I considered less than masculine, I have been faithful.  For me, she is my guiding star, the wounded healer who worked through the wounds to find the joy, and who was courageous enough to share all the longing, giddiness, conviction and radiance she possessed.  

There's a clip I can't help but share every year, as for me it simply captures her like no other video.  It's a performance of "When the Sun Comes Out" from the first episode of her short lived television variety show.  I've paired it with the Jack Parr interview that showed what a charismatic raconteur she was and made the series that was to follow this appearance possible.

Happy 91st, Judy!