After finally finding a parking spot off the beaten path I started walking to the free open-air concert held on Fountain Square. In a unnecessary rush, I looked around for the street names at the nearest intersection so I might remember where I parked - silently wishing I had the convenience of a Pin to drop on my outdated Windows phone. After hurriedly glancing around the sign to a small alleyway caught my eye. I walked over to get a closer look, and my suspicions were confirmed. The street sign bore the name of my dear friend and spouse, who was away on a business trip.
Suddenly a dozen thoughts and feelings rushed in at once: How is he doing right now? Spark of curiosity. I hope he’s having fun. Joy. It’s been several days since I’ve been able to hold him. A pang of sadness. I wish I can call him right now. Longing. I’m very alone on this deserted street. Vulnerability. I’m so blessed to have him in my life. Love and gratitude…
I stood there for some time, looking rather foolish staring in silence at a unimpressive street sign in the middle of Cincinnati. But, to me that moment was not foolish nor the sign unimpressive. I savored the short minutes spent reflecting on my most precious relationship, surrounded by the silence of the moment. As I finally turned to walk away I was reminded of how little I actually stop to observe the world around me, and even less so reflect with gratitude on the many important people in my life. As I continued on my way, I said a silent prayer for my spouse and expressed my deep thankfulness for him in my life. I also resolved to pause and look up more often, because heaven knows I need it.
I stand on the curb."Am I supposed to open the door for you? Are you disabled?"
I'm lying in bed while it rains in Los Santos.
You don't realize, he said to his 20 year old cousin, that your parents are no more messed up than you will be.
He ran out mid-service to throw up last night.
Been playing too much GTA.
There's a band in there, apparently.
Been going in circles today. Roads, parking lots, it's all the same to me.
I made mole.
I was supposed to see a movie.