Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sitting in the kitchen, drinking coffee that's turned cold, hearing the sounds of cicadas and Phil digging in the dirt. Summer is here, and we're grabbing onto every bit of opportunity that we can, without exhausting ourselves!
We're in the middle of a little restful stretch after a few weeks of fun. Michael Franti at Shelburne Farms -- Liv up front with her friends, a smile on her face I only see a few times a year -- so big, bright and true! The most special moment for me was dancing with Phil to one of my favorite songs "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest (thanks!)-- so beautifully cheesy and sentimental for me. There's something about those happy early 70's pop songs. Add that to a warm summer night, Michael Franti (!), and my guy, smiling and dancing with me... twirling me around... laughing, falling into each other. It was a perfect evening.
CHECK OUT MICHAEL FRANTI : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnWTAwDQ6Fg
Road trip with Phil around VT and NH a few weeks back, camping out in the truck, sitting by the fire, swimming in a delightfully painfully cold mountain stream. Going to an art contest with Caleb and watching his concentration with pride. A boat trip on the lake, kids driving, warm sun, cool breeze. Fireworks with old friends, laughing with Barb until I cried. Digging in the dirt, making a lively garden where nothing bloomed for years. It's a great summer, so far. A lovely gift filling my soul!
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