Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 55th birthday with an important message and a nostalgic Friends flashback.
To commemorate a significant birthday milestone, the Morning Show star shared a nice video montage on social media today.
She just wrote, ‘Grateful,’ and copied out Stanley Kuntiz’s poem The Layers.
The poem explores the passage of time and how it affects us. It also mentions a’scattering tribe’ and’manic dust’ among pals.
It reads: ‘How shall the heart be reconciled / to its feast of losses? / In a rising wind / the manic dust of my friends / those who fell along the way / bitterly stings my face.’
It then talks about carrying on and going ‘wherever I need to go’ and ends with: ‘I am not done with my changes.’
One of the video is Jennifer as Rachel Green in the Friends episode The One Where They All Turn Thirty, which aired in 2001.
The Friends actor lost a lifetime friend in co-star Matthew Perry, who died last year at the age of 54, so this will undoubtedly be an emotional milestone for her.
A spoken word poem by eviewhy titled ‘the thing about birthdays’ overlay the film, discussing how, even as we age, we remain the years that came before.
On birthdays, it argues, we expect to feel our new age, but we don’t. It’s because we’re still 19 when we say dumb things, 29 other days, and when we breakdown and weep, we’re simply babies.
‘The way we grow older is like an onion, each year inside the next one, and our birthdays are just a celebration of the years which came before and a welcoming of the next,’ it concludes.
The other films show Jennifer sitting for photoshoots, sipping tea, smiling at the camera in a series of tiny moments, and in various images from childhood to the present.
Jennifer, Perry’s co-star in the US comedy Chandler Bing, texted him the morning he died.
She later stated that he was ‘happy and well’ before his death in October.
‘He was happy — that’s all I know. I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy,’ she said.
‘…I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard. He really was dealt a tough one.’
‘I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard,’ she told Variety.
Perry had been upfront about his drug struggles throughout his public life, thinking that by doing so, he might be able to assist others.
He once said: ‘When I die, I don’t want Friends to be the first thing that’s mentioned – I want helping others to be the first thing that’s mentioned. And I’m going to live the rest of my life proving that.
‘Addiction is far too powerful for anyone to defeat alone. But together, one day at a time, we can beat it down.’
Source My Celebrity Life.