Happy Birthday Bono !
There it is. My favorite social media day of the year. Today we celebrate the 56th birthday of our beloved Bono and that means… a fuckload of pictures, videos, and other silly gifs taking over our timelines! Ô Glorious Day! Nothing better than waking up to a thousand pics of Bono’s mullet or… wait – maybe not these ones, but eh you get the point.
I’m usually part of the festivities when it comes to celebrate our guys and I particularly spam tweet a lot for birthdays. And yet I realized by sitting in front of my screen this morning that I had no idea what to tweet. What’s wrong with me you might ask? We all have our favorite in the band – some may not but I have no idea how you do that. And out of those four guys, there’s always that one you seem to relate more than the others.
It’s no secret that I am a “Bono’s girl” through and through – and my love for that man doesn’t only lie on the fact that he’s the king of Holy Fuckity Hot Fuckness – yes, that’s an actual title. The guys have pretty distinct personalities, and by their behavior, you just feel closer to Bono, Edge, Adam or Larry. Bono’s silliness and sensitivity is something I can relate to I guess.
Oh Bono, Bono, Bono… too bad that one works only with Beetlejuice eh? It always makes me smile to hear his name because in French “Bon” means “Good”, and that’s exactly the feeling I get when I think about that guy. A good person. He’s not only one of the biggest rockstars alive (and the coolest, but that’s only my very biased opinion) but so much more. But I’ll come back to this part in a few.
Activist, Humanitarian, Father, Husband… For all those who can’t see what a great example he is, please have your eyes checked asap. He’s my favorite super hero, because yes, he truly is. He’s capable of achieving so much. And if you ever doubted that one person can make a difference in the world, well, have a good look at that man. He uses words as brilliantly to plead important matters than he does when writing songs. His voice is not only about music, but about getting louder and being heard by those who are not listening. And most of all, he does what is right. Never mind the critics, the stupid Bono bashing and other harm that could come his way – fuck all this and let’s do it. Mad respect for that Bono.
He’s an endless source of inspiration. A beacon of hope, of motivation, of light… He taught us to dream out loud, that love always drown out the haters, to choose love over fear. 56 years inspiring us to be a better person and always look out for the light.
Happy Birthday B man, I hope it’s a good one. Have fun, stay safe – that includes no biking after pints! – and may we celebrate many more years in your company. And never forget – You fuckin rock. Oh and… we love you.
(And a very happy birthday to Jordan too!)
PS: If you want to contribute to a good cause and wish Bono a happy birthday, the “Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday 2016” is still open. You might want to check it out. If you can’t donate, use your voice and spread the word – free of charges! For more info, please visit @AfricanWellFund on Twitter.