23 December

index“As the saying goes, you might as well be yourself; everyone else is taken.”

“It is not our job to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves
Like the trees, and be born again,
Drawing up from the great roots.”

Robert Bly, born on 23 December 1926, Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Leo, Ascendant in Sagittarius, American poet.

 

Other celebrities born today:

Severo Bonini, Italian composer (23 December 1582-d. 1663)

Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (23 December 1891-d. 1956)

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (23 December 1896-d. 1957)

Dino Risi, (10.9.6) Italian film director and screenwriter (23 December 1916-d. 2008)

Helmut Schmidt, (10.6.6) Chancellor of Germany 23 December 1918

José Greco, (10.6.5) Italian-born flamenco dancer (d. 2001) 23 December 1918

Esther Phillips, (10.9) American singer (23 December  1935-d. 1984)

Dan Bigras, (10.11) Canadian singer 23 December 1957

Carla Bruni, (10.6.4) Italian-French model and singer 23 December 1967

Karine Polwart, (10.7?) Scottish folk singer-songwriter 23 December 1970

Esthero, (10.7) Canadian musician and singer 23 December 1978

Beth, Spanish singer 23 December 1981