Sunday, July 06, 2014

2.6 Sky - This Moment

Bestest Friend and I are in the middle of a blog project. Each day of the month we will post a picture on a pre-determined theme and write a little something about it. The theme for the sixth day of each month is "Sky."
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Last night, we walked downtown to the carnival. We listened to the screaming coming from the Octopus, we watched as a woman maneuvered a double stroller around the crowd with such deftness that we both stared at her in amazement, and I ate the majority of a funnel cake with cherry topping. Then we walked back home, stopping to wait for a train to pass, and pausing to soak in the absolute perfection of a July Saturday night.

At ten o’clock, we turned off all the lights, went out to the balcony wrapped in a fleece blanket, and watched the fireworks display.  We could barely hear the popping, but we could see all of them in their vivid gold, red, green, blue, and yellow.  We bumped our hips under the blanket and oohed and aahed at the appropriate times and when we clapped at the finale, we laughed, aware that it was a private viewing and our appreciation would go unknown by those who organized and set off the fireworks.  

Today the fireworks are over, the carnival is packing up, and the clouds came in from the west.  The wildflowers are wild, the air is once again July muggy, and the magical holiday spell is over.  But it was a moment to remember.
 
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To see what Bestest Friend wrote about the theme of the day, check out her blog, Too Legit to Quit. 

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