It’s Saturday once again (lovely how it comes around every week just when you need it most, isn’t it?) and therefore time to look back at three beautiful things from the past week:
1. My friend Michael’s hilarious and thought-provoking new play, Squirrel: Or, the Origin of a Species, debuted to a packed house at the DC Fringe Festival and a positive review in the Washington City Paper. He takes his writing very seriously, so it makes me happy to see his work get a great response. There are still two performances left, if you happen to be reading this somewhere in the DMV and want to get your theater on.
2. After an absolutely massive thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon, the typical July HHH weather – hazy, hot, and humid – broke and we were treated to three days of unseasonably mild weather, which in these parts translates to sunshine, dry air, and temps in the low 80s. Absolutely gorgeous!
3. I met up with my brother and nephews today to go to the Caps Fan Fest, held in conjunction with the final day – and last scrimmage – of rookie development camp. We watched some hockey, picked up some swag (temporary tattoos, stressball pucks, keychains, etc.) and spent a lot of time in the kids’ play area outside, where the boys jumped around in the bounce house and bouncey maze, and played a lot of ball hockey. (G, incidentally, is shockingly good, given that he’s not even five years old. He seems to have unusually good positional awareness and defensive instinct. Someone get this kid on a mites team!) I love to make happy memories like this… And getting all the huge, crushing hugs that come with them.
What’s been beautiful in your world this week?