A Valentine Birthday

Mac on my Mac

Mac the Monkey ©2009 Bo Mackison

A quarter century ago my Valentine’s Day might not have been the most romantic, but it was the most memorable. My second child, and only son, arrived mid-afternoon, a nine and a half pound Valentine. One of the sweetest Valentines I know, he’s studying elementary education. Wants to show little kids, especially, little boys, that learning can be fun.

I am so proud.

Happy birthday, guy. Enjoy the game. (Hope Wisconsin beats Ohio State!)

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I think it would be fun to have a birthday on V-day!

  2. What a great Valentine day that was Bo! Sure makes his birthday easy to remember!

  3. Happy birthday! And what an excellent sock-monkey.

    Memorable… oh yeah.

  4. Oh, I really like the sock monkey! Happy Birthday to your valentine son! 🙂

  5. What a perfect valentine’s day gift that must have been. Happy Birthday to him (and to you..his mom!!!). Sweet image. Made me laugh!!!

  6. The sweetest (and biggest!) Valentine and surely the best!

  7. This is a wonderful post. Very sweet. Happy Birthday to him!

  8. Definitely a BD that would be remembered.

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