Saturday, July 11, 2009

There are always surprises.

It's very easy to go through your day focused on what you have to do, where you have to be or go and miss the little surprises that life offers up.
I've driven by this corner a number of times in the past weeks and never saw this delight.
It's real. It's growing, one wonders how but it is, growing in the storm drain. I'm sure some city official will tear it out before it grows much bigger but for now it's something that makes me smile when I drive by it.
John and I saw the movie UP this evening. I really didn't have any idea what it was about other than the promos that I had seen of an old man and young boy, floating off, in a house attached to balloons. The movie was so much more than that. Probably only an hour and a half it was a delight. I laughed, I cried, I reached for John's hand to squeeze. We giggled and left the movie with just a sense of having seen something really sweet.
Maybe you have to be older and have been with a partner longer to appreciate it? Maybe you have to have had little health "scares" that make you appreciate your partner and the time you have together? I don't know.
I know that the audience was a mixed bag of over 55 and under 8 and I know that the over 55 group sat in their seats until the theater lights came on. I know that the younger people had already left the theater. I hope they enjoyed it anyway.

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