Saturday, December 4, 2010

Traipsing Through the Woods

December 3 Moment.
Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

It was a gray, cloudy day at the beginning of November, but I was so happy that it felt like the sun was shining down and warming me from the cockles of my heart. Stress had been mounting in the home, so Senpai and I took the day off and had quality time with the baby in Forest Park.

Though the thick clouds overhead refused to let the sun through, it was sweater weather, not too cold yet (what Senpai calls "light jacket weather," and then I reply, "I don't have a light jacket!" so I call it sweater weather). With the diaper bag stuffed to the gills and R strapped snug her stroller, we plodded around the large, urban park in search of hidden treasures. We felt at some times victorious, at others frustrated and confused, but never discouraged. Even when a couple of raindrops trickled down from the sky, we stayed to our path and just kept walking.

When we had worn ourselves out and decided we had done enough traipsing through the woods, the day was capped off with hot drinks ala Kaldi's Coffee. We savored the sweetness of our respective beverages, as R enjoyed her bottle of warm milk. Then the smells of locally roasted coffee lingered as we made the long drive back home.

It had been a beautiful, gray, cloudy day in the park.



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