little ones as they played, discovered, and learned.
It had been a while.
So when friends invited us to casual birthday sunset shin-dig at Fred Howard Park we packed the essentials and made an evening of it.
...and was I ever so happy that we did. Because really...Fred Howard Park sunsets DO NOT Disappoint.
The same Gulf that lost a fight with BP and suffered a mighty big black eye not long ago.
That gulf.........she is resilient.
...and she carefully reminded me why I have always appreciated her ability to transform.
Laughing the type of belly laughs that make those around you wonder what you're up too.....the type of laughs that come from understanding that these friendships matter. That these people will be around for many years to come. But also the type of belly laughs egged on by a few cocktails.
Sitting in the sand. Talking. Laughing. Thinking "Life is oh so good."
...and at sunset finding the loves of our lives and going for a dip in the warm bathwater of an ocean. Wading out striving to catch the sun as it plunged into the horizon. Diving underwater searching for one last glimpse.....anything to make the moment last just one second longer.
A week later my dear friend Caroline and I met for a glass of wine after work. We reminisced about that evening. I think we both knew how special of a night it was.
Yes I was.
It had been awhile.
But I Remembered.
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