Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Perfect Night

Happy Thoughts:)

Had a perfect moment the other night that I just wanted to share. I was sitting in my back yard on my swing with my legs up. I had done alot of non-sense that day that included busy work like mowing, hedging yada yada and was fairly tired but satisfied with all that I had done. I had a beer. I listened to the twins game on the radio as the sun started its descent. The smell of fresh cut grass lingering as sprinklers hissed and a a breeze rustled through the trees. My neighbor Audrey came over and sat down on the swing with me with her customary ice tea(for those of you who don't know her is is like 90 years old and maybe the sweetest woman alive) I don't remember ever speaking a word to her but it didn't seem to matter. The game had two effects or maybe it was the beer but I could vividly imagine it taking place. The announcers voice replaced all of the nagging stress in my head. I felt my whole body relax and I just smiled and zoned out in the twilight. It was simple. It didn't involve any money or ego. In the middle of all of the chaos that I am going through there was this perfect moment of serenity. I felt like an empty battery finally put on a charger. I tell you it has been years since I have felt as happy and at peace as I was sitting in the Minnesota summer twilight listening to the twins...

12 comments:

Rocketstar said...

It sounds perfect.

What kind of beer?

Jess said...

I can think of nothing as perfect (or more perfect) than sitting outside on a summer evening, listening to the Twins and drinking a beer.

Seriously.

Brian in Mpls said...

Miller light:) It was perfect

Megsta said...

I'm thinking maybe Audrey put a little calming spell on you.... you say you don't remember talking to her, that must have been one of the side effects of the hypnosis - she was using one of her "old wise one" voodoo charming tricks on you = glad you were able to fall for it!!!! Maybe it's time to start making dates with Audrey!

Matthew Anderson said...

Cheers!

Rachel said...

That does indeed sound like the perfect night. :)

theresa said...

baseball has that effect on people :)

dawnmarie said...

You listened to a baseball game? :proud:

theresa said...

dawn, I think we're getting to him. team chipotle strikes again!!

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Say Rah! said...

brian, i love this post. and i love you. :hugs:

Brian in Mpls said...

I had another perfect moment reading these comments:) I love all of you:)