On the wall by the desk that I work at in my room, I have some photos of people I admire. When I'm writing I often look to these people for inspiration. And I usually get it. Here is a picture of this group of people.
In no particular order they are:
Beth Orton - a great singer and someone whose music can send me on huge emotional journeys.
Tori Amos - probably the best songwriter of her generation.
Emma Lazarus - an inspirational nineteenth century American Jewish poet who died so young.
Julia - who fits well with these incredible women and who gives me so much support in so many ways.
Happy Birthday, dear, I wish you happiness, health, fulfilment and all the things you wish yourself. I wish I could be with you today especially to share your celebrations. Happy Birthday, dear friend.