Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sweet Harmony

“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank.
Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
William Shakespeare

Did anyone notice the sliver of moon last night, with Venus right beside it, descending into the horizon together? That scene followed a beautiful sunset of oranges and pinks, jet trails colored by the light as their streaks glided much longer than normal into the sunset. Seems like whenever I see such a sight, I’m certain it is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like it. Gave me such a happier heart. Or maybe a lighter one. Most welcome.

Two days by myself have put some life back into my step. Been walking with both feet in front of each of other since yesterday and I can’t quite recall what had made them so heavy the other day. My husband and youngest son arrived last night and it was good to see them. So far today, we have done nothing, which is perhaps exactly what we needed to do.

The cold front blew in yesterday while I was reading in my hammock. Had shorts and a t-shirt on when I suddenly felt chilled. Last night, wrapped in a blanket and sitting on the dock, fish jumping, ducks floating quietly beside us, my husband and I watched the stars. I decided running away from home isn’t always such a bad thing.


  1. I saw the sliver of a moon and the twinkle right beside it. Looked like something out of a fairytale. I wasn't sure that it was Venus, but since you're my resident star gazer, I'll take your word for it. I'm not sure I ever saw that before either, and in any case, it felt like the first time. I like first times.

  2. BTW, glad you are doing better. Hugs.

  3. Came over from Fragrant Liar to say hi.
    I'm new to your story, obviously, but I am glad you are doing better. I know those heavy feet days all too well.

  4. I was sent over here and I am glad I did.
    I stepped outside last night and I was amazed at the site of the evening sky. The moon was so beautiful but last night it was if Venus was lighting up the sky.

    I signed your follower list...
    come by and visit me!!!!!!!!

  5. What a lovely blog you have going here Midlife Jobhunter!!
    I love Shakespeare, James Taylor and who can't have to love Aretha???? "You better think about what you're tryin to do to me......". Groovin in my seat as I write this comment :)
    Take good care and drop by to visit me if you have a moment or two and........

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  6. It sounds like a little piece of heaven there. Glad you're feeling better. MHS brought me outside to see the moon the other night. Beautiful.

  7. Love your sunset photo. I have a heavy heart this weekend. Tonight I will go out and take a look.

  8. Debbie,
    Thanks for visiting. Can't wait to visit your site and all those you follow. Heavy feet days be gone.

  9. Jill,

    What fun visiting your site. Oh, how often I've peed in strange places.

    Thanks for following.

  10. Midlife,menopause, etc.
    Thank you. Aretha truly is the best! I enjoyed reading your story of your parents this morning. Lovely story.

  11. PHST- I hope looking at the night sky helped. Take a deep breath.

  12. SMB - I think I like that Harley Stud of yours - bringing you out to see the night.


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