Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In Which We Sneak Off To The River By Ourselves

This has just been the best day. Lunch with the babies, Costco with Jessie and August, and then Mr. Moon got home early and we decided to drive down to the river all by ourselves for a dip in the cold, cold water.
And we did.

It was threatening to storm and there was much drinking of beer and young-man-testosterone-fueled-giant pick-up-truck-displaying and frisbee-throwing going on. Mamas and kids and old men talking about their glory days and kayakers coming in and going out. As always with watering holes, all sorts of animals come to drink and cool off in peace and we plunged our bodies into that river and it was heaven. 

Wow. You know. We can really do things like this if we want to. We forget that sometimes. 
But today we remembered. And what a lovely thing it was to hug each other after we'd jumped into the water, skin to skin. We may look like old people but we don't always have to act like old people. Unless you redefine what old people act like and I think that we should ponder that. 

Here's a note that I found which Owen wrote yesterday.

Shall I translate?
It says, "Mermer and Bop are rich."

The boy is a genius. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Ah, that sounds great! Just a few minutes in cold water is usually enough to make me feel alive and awake.

  2. Being near or in the water can be cathartic. I, too, had a most wonderful day. My best friend from the age of four came to see me today. Due to marriages, births, divorces and the like we hadn't seen each other in almost 30 years. She showed up at noon, and we spent 8 1/2 hours catching up. Hubby took some candid pics of us, and I love them all...even the ones that show my chicken neck and spare tire. We laughed, we cried, and the years melted away. It was almost painful when she left, but due to her husband's recent death, she's moving within fifty miles of me.

  3. It is so nice to sneak away. Gail

  4. We forget we can do things like that. Yes. Thank you for leading by example. And Owen knows rich.

  5. YES. You don't have to go to a noisy bar to have a date. Glad you did it!

  6. I do miss the rivers and my river guiding days though they were much work once we made camp. when my grandkids tell me I am old I correct them...not old, older.

  7. I'm with you - I don't feel older than I used to. Happier, and more contented, but not older.


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