Saturday, June 9, 2007

In The Sunshine With A Good Book

Reunions are so silly. In the end, it was quite fun. We got to check in with a lot of people we haven't seen in a while. Everyone compared notes on where they're working and how many marriages and kids we all had. We didn't see everyone we had hoped to see, as is the case with any reunion.

We also got in the car and chuckled about how most of the men had gained a few pounds and lost some locks. The ladies seemed to be aging as gracefully as the corporate world allows. Of course there were a few people that were exactly as you had remembered them. Almost as if time stood still.

My outfit was perfect for me. I felt great wearing it. A huge accomplishment in itself. I'm still feeling guilty about the total cost of it though. Added on to the cost of the reunion, babysitter and dinner and it just about puts me over the edge.

Today I'm looking forward to a peaceful and pleasant weekend. Nice weather and a stack of books. No real time commitments outside of Saturday night church.

So, for today's recommended reading--the book I've just finished: Reading Like A Writer A Guide For People Who Love Books And For Those Who Want To Write Them, by Francine Prose. A very thoughtful book. A book that makes you just want to slow down, not just for reading, but for all of life. A reminder to just be so present in your own life and suck it all in.

Head to the library and read something. Anything. Just be reading.

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