Sunday, December 9, 2012

In the Wild....

Today I wore a pair of my CSM socks to church. This pair with my latest slim-fit, size 30 trousers (thank you very much), a grey button-down and a cranberry vest. It was so nice to hear my friends ooh and ash over them instead of all the usual comments... What's that about? You know you can buy socks at Walmart for $10 for 10 pairs, right? I left services feeling even lighter than usual and more in tune with my world than in quite some time.
Tonight, in my funky downtown neighborhood, the marine layer is coming in fast and furiously off the Gulf. From my vantage point high in the sky, I can see the yuppies, homeless and Scientologists mix. By Florida's standards, it's cold but with toasty toes, I venture out onto the balcony to enjoy the seasonal weather with a glass filled with my favorite adult beverage. I can hear the Community Center's nightly Christmas Karaoke just beginning with a operatic, pre-recorded version of Silent Night and listened to it slice through the mist. I had a flash from the film, Shawshank Redemption, when Andy plays the Marriage of Figaro recording over the PA system but then I realized I wasn't in jail and free to enjoy any music of my choosing (back to Silent Night). ;-)

The recording was lovely, totally enhanced by the misty haze and I relished in how this beautiful voice just came out of the night. I was sorry to hear it end and have the crowd move onto Santa Baby, Jingle Bells and Rudolph so I guess you need to savor the simple pleasures life offers when they're offered up to you. Today was a truckload!

So light your tree, pour some wine and listen along with me. It'll make for a beautiful and un-silent night!


Sandra said...

Lovely sentiment. Gorgeous socks.

Happy Holidays

Pearl* said...

I bet you have the happiest feet EVER! Your socks are gorgeous and I dare anyone to find those beauties at Walmart. I have a list titled "People Who Will Never Receive a Hand Knit Gift From Me". Everybody who ever used that quote is on it :)