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August 17, 2012

over, coming together, and perfect august weather
posted by soe 12:25 am

Much to my delight, I find Thursday has rolled around again. Hooray!

Here are three beautiful things from my past week:

1. I am an appallingly bad volleyball server, so when I finally, after a month, get a serve over the net and in the court, my entire team erupts in cheers. They’re then so excited they spike the ball out, just so I don’t have to try to replicate the accomplishment.

2. Everyone’s schedules finally work out, so seven of us gather for Friday night picnicking at the Yards. It’s a gorgeous evening, with surprisingly few people at the park, allowing us to grab tables between the river and the pool, where we stay until they kick us out after closing.

3. Rudi and I head up to Mitchell Park, where they’re screening Star Wars on an inflatable screen. The movie is a classic, and a hundred or so neighbors have brought their blankets, chairs, dinners, children, grandparents, dogs, and, in one case, pet bunny out to share in the fun. After the film ends, we decide to take ourselves out for ice cream cones, which we eat walking down to the Circle, where we discover a group of musicians jamming. The night is cool and comfortable and we sit on the edge of the fountain and talk. You can’t ask for nicer in mid-August.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

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