It seemed like a good idea at the time. I was sleeping fitfully, woke up at 4am. The Perseid Meteor Shower popped into my mind. That anything popped into my mind at that time was miraculous. It thought to myself, “Self, why not?” I put on some shorts and sandals, and walked outside. Two things: the lights on the houses and street were too bright to see much in the night sky; the moon was so bright it was casting a distinct shadow.
Since I was already up, awake, and it was a beautiful night, I decided to drive out to a
place that is away from lights, a gravel parking area where fireworks are sold the two weeks before the Fourth of July. I tried to shield my eyes from the moon and look at other parts of the sky – to no avail. I sort of enjoyed the mini-adventure even if it produced nothing more than a short time out in very pleasant early morning.
I was so pleased with that experience that I got up at 6:30am again and did another 2.5
mile walk at Cedarcrest. Following that, I got cleaned up, fed the birds and headed to church. There I ran into a Director of Christian Education who served my congregation in the Oklahoma City very many years ago. She is a good friend, who is now doing Kick Boxing. I moved away from her immediately!
Enjoyed a conversation at PT’s with Owner Friend about the “Life in a Day” movie and ended up with my first cup of a coffee blended just for serving as cold brewed coffee. The shudder factor is overpowered by the sweetness of the flavor. Very refreshing. Give it a try.
This afternoon there was a very helpful hour and a half with a couple of other widowed persons in a small group at church. It continues to be very helpful to have safe places to talk about the challenges and the successes in dealing with grief.
There was quite an impressive concert this evening at the Episcopal Cathedral. It was the first in a new Series for young performing artists. A Pianist and an Organist performed. It seems almost impossible for fingers to move so quickly. The concluding piece included both the piano and organ in something that was just fun to listen to.
After the concert I indulged in a Turtle Sundae at G’s Frozen Custard. What a treat!
It happened that a couple who had been at the concert came in. We started talking and he recognized me almost immediately (surprised me). He is also a retired Clergy. We had a very pleasant conversation. We have a mutual friend, the former Parishioner with whom I had spent a couple of hours talking over coffee last week.
A good day.