It’s Saturday, so it’s time to look back at three beautiful things from the past week – something I hope to be doing consistently again, now that I’ve re-committed to writing regularly.
1. As I drive through the rainy gloom along the western edge of Hurricane Irene, the sky suddenly begins to lighten, and within a mile or two it is a gorgeous, sunny day. The shift is so dramatic I feel like I’m in Hollywood and have driven from one movie set to another.
2. When I arrive at work on Monday after spending an awful morning at the vet’s having Smoky put to sleep, my colleague Julia stops what she’s doing and says “Do you need a hug?” I do, and I accept it gratefully – and tearfully.
3. We decide to kick off the holiday weekend with a picnic at Yards Park, and when I arrive, sprite and Rudi have passed up the grassy areas nearer the band for the edge of the wading pool, where we can get our feet wet and look at the waterfall. John and Nicole join us there, and we drink wine, eat finger foods, and chat until dark, which provides a perfect start to the end of summer.
What’s been beautiful in your world this week?