05 may 2010. lovely day. good food. cool breeze. sangria. lunch guests. crafts. little girls making homemade tortillas. a little bit of knitting with a friend on my comfy-slipcover-less sofa. playing tennis inside the house with laughing children. praying the litany of the Blessed Virgin with those same children before bed. all lined up. youngest to oldest on the church pew in my living room. the soft glow of the dim light making their beautiful. clean faces shine.
all those sweet memories and no pictures to share. there was never a “moment” to go and get the camera.
some moments just can’t be captured.
and so hopefully those few words will be all that i need. in the days and years ahead. to recall the beauty that was today.
somehow i titled this post shallow. because i thought i was going to ramble on about shallow. senseless things. like how i am catching up on LOST. and how i was so upset when the locke-ness monster pushed desmond into that well. i’ve always liked desmond. brother. and …just in case you are watching this season of american idol, who you think is going to win? and did you think that the disturbing lady gaga’s performance look like something out of the lower depths of hell? and what about harry connick jr.’s beautiful blue eyes ….even if he didn’t sing very well tonite.
but i think i’ll stop.
not trying to be holier than thou or anything.
i just feel a strange peace tonite.
and for some reason i don’t need to hear myself speak.
maybe i’m not so shallow as i thought…
sometimes i just wanna talk about cool stuff too. i try to be a little cool for my kids’ sake. they already think i act too much like a granny. knitting while telling them whose behaviour is going to land them in hell if they don’t straighten up and fly right.
so i’ll leave you with that image of me. a bible-thumping. crazed. shallow. granny. with blonde-highlights…..
somebody. stop. me. please.
i rambled anyway.