In honor of Meryl Streep's birthday, enjoy this touching YouTube slideshow and a conversation I had with my friend over Gchat:

Katie: I'm at a loss at what photo or video to choose for tonight's open thread in honor of Meryl Streep! Like what is there to say, there's so MUCH to say.

Katie: do i go with young meryl?

Katie: or old(er) meryl

Annie: i mean, i do feel like people forget young meryl's beauty

Annie: I MEAN

Katie: but older meryl is so beautiful too

Annie: true

Katie: wow, that photo kind of takes my breath away

Annie: right?

Katie: i'm overwhelmed

Katie: by all of the options

Annie: maybe that's what your post is about

Annie: being overwhelmed

Annie: by her greatness

Annie: also this: