Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Play Those Blues Away

I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with a few of My Best Friends (only one of whom lives here in town) and my friend's family. By 'family' I'm mostly talking about her nieces - ages 12, 9 & 4 (or close enough to those ages anyway, they all seem to have summer birthdays). I've been insanely distressed and just a bit blue these days with the impending (as of yet details unknown) move. Hanging out with My Best Friends would have surely been enough to create a great respite from those blues, but hanging out with the kids lifted them in a more permanent way.

I had forgotten.

Living up here in crazy alterna-world, there are literally children everywhere. But they have a tendency to run in packs, and are - for better or for worse - mostly treated the same way as adults (hence all the infantile drama among the adults, IMHO, but that's a whole nother issue...), and don't *play* like kids with those of us who are a bit older.

These girls are not like that.

We went to the park to feed the ducks (and very loud geese). Who among us remember the joy of chucking chunks of bread into a pond without a bit of prodding? Feeding of the fowl led to an impromptu outdoor concert on the stage in the amphitheater in the redwood grove of some Journey, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and a stunning rendition of 'Part of Your World' (of Little Mermaid fame). At the top of ALL of our lungs. And there was diva dancing. Whoa.

And that was just part of one day out of 5 I spent with those kiddlywinks (dude. There was kayaking). A huge thanks to M, V & N!!!! (who don't read this blog. Granted one can't read at all. Yet.)

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