I am starting to feel that squishing three vacations into a single month’s time may have been ambitious planning on our part. However, it’s just the interstitials that are difficult, not being someplace else with people we enjoy.
So, before my head explodes with logistics and planning, let’s look back on three beautiful things from the past week:
1. Rudi and I had tickets to Monday’s Nationals game, where, despite losing to the Phillies, they clinched the division title. The ballpark erupted midway through the eighth inning, when the Pittsburgh-Atlanta score was finalized and then again when Michael Morse was announced in the lead-off spot as being from the “NL East Division Champion Wahsington Nationals.” (And again when his batting song, “Take On Me” started up. And then when we finished the chorus in inarticulate laughter and offkey notes. And when the game was over and when the dive klaxon and the fireworks went off. And when they showed the scene in the locker room, where the team was outfitted in swim goggles, snorkels, and scuba masks for the traditional spraying of champagne. And when Gio Gonzalez ecstatically came tearing out of the dug out. And when Morse took his bottle of champagne out to left field to spray his particular group of fans. And … Well, let’s just say we cheered a lot.)
2. Raspberries in October from the farmers market.
3. Swimming under a nearly full harvest moon — and then drying off in front of an outdoor fireplace.
How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?