On behalf of Nabokovians worldwide, happy birthday dear Vladimir Nabokov!
With Zoran Kuzmanovich's permission, I post these birthday greetings for everyone to enjoy, including perhaps Nabokov himself (wherever he might be perched himself):
Happy Birthday to the man whose work makes us attend to the stained glass windows of life while we wait for the right word not only to perch itself on our keyboards but to do so without echoing one of his too obviously. This grateful well-wisher already knows that he did not wait long enough.
Saluting the good reader,