October 10, 2008

tiny things

I thought this was a bad week, but it's not really. Though I've itched and bitched my way through the week, it was mostly a light load. And now it's Friday and I'm soothed and smiling. In the grand scheme of things - it's not the big moments that make me glad, it's the tiny, small, delicate ones that really make me peaceful and joyful.
As I sat in Samford's parking lot talking on the phone with a friend, I watched two chimpmunks playing among the cars. Scampering up and down the pine straw coated slope and pausing to watch cars go by. I'm a city girl but at least nature visits me from time to time and I laughed.

I forgot - no class last night - after I left work early to grab that parking space. Of course, if I had remembered I would have missed the chimpmunks cavorting for me. I used the time wisely to go to the bookstore and stock up on reading. As I was driving, I noticed it was one of the most glorious sunsets I've seen in Birmingham. All pink and lavender and the sun was this huge orange blob swimming in the layers of backlit clouds. I witnessed it bobbing in the sea before it sunk below the buildings and wires. Gorgeous.
Maybe it was luck that I couldn't find a place to pull over and shoot the sunset. Maybe I was just meant to relax and enjoy the colors. Maybe, we all have to do that sometimes. Relax and watch the sunset. Let the small wash over you.

And tomorrow, well tomorrow is a special treat for me. I have 4th row tickets to see Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. I've read great things about this tour and they self describe it as "Tommy and Dick Smothers" touring where they sit with their instruments, talk and sing. Heaven. And...blues and barbeque in the courtyard before hand. The only sadness I can think of is that no cameras are allowed. I can understand that. But I think these two men have the most interesting faces and what I would do to just be able to take some shots of them? I'm not quite sure.

It will be a good weekend.


  1. Sounds like a great weekend plan! Have fun at the concert!

  2. I have always loved Lyle Lovett. He is such an unconventional artist... maybe that is why!
    Have a great time!


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