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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Perfect Moments

Sunday night was so very nice. It was one of those evenings advertisers try to convey in their Go Rving ad spots. The sky was that dark evening blue that only happens after the sun is down in the summer months. I sat in the yard swing looking up at winking stars and the green blinks of the occasional firefly. I was joined by my 4 year old who immediately pointed out that the moon was up. The moon in the night sky has long been one of his favorite things. We had several minutes to sit together in the swing, looking up rocking back and forth. We would whisper excitedly each time we saw a firefly and point to where we saw it last. The neighborhood was quiet and the barest of breezes stirred the tree tops. We would catch of whiff of the honeysuckle and tomato plants across the yard. Yep, it was one of those little moments of perfection I look forward to. I think I finally understood what it meant to "be in the moment". There were no distractions to take away from my appreciation of just being there in the swing snuggling my son who still smelled of the pool and sunscreen.

New Goal: More moments like this.