I am exhilarated, but a tad bit sad that the past two days have finally come to an end. I had been eager for each event for well over a month, and now that they’ve passed, I wish they were each still in the future.
Saturday morning I hit the Oakwood farmers’ market before leaving town at 9:30 AM. I had an easy drive for 90 minutes, though still managed to arrive 20 minutes later than anticipated.
I met up with my friend, and we strolled through the nearby college campus to the downtown street fair. The local university was hosting parents’ weekend so the place was bursting with excited parents, most of whom were easily identified by university logo T-shirts stating they were a proud parent.
We lunched at a local cafe, and caught the matinee of Brian Friel’s, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, a play I’ve waited to see for nearly 20 years. And, it was worth the wait. The company did a remarkable job with this tender production.
Following the production, there was a tremendous amount of walking and talking, sharing, laughing, aharing our mutual passion for each of our careers, as well as our deeply shared love for music and theater, and simply enjoying the beautiful day in one another’s company.
Supper was an absolutely delicious, authentic Mexican meal in a local eatery.
As the salmon-colored rim settled to the west, silhouetting the distant landscape, eight hours of an absolutely perfect day with my friend came to an end. When I returned home, I found something my friend had written: “Today went by much too quickly. Anyone have a lead on a pocket universe where time stands still?”
Thus, two eagerly awaited days – flying to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and spending an entire day out of town with a dear friend – have come, and gone. There will be more thrilling days as I proceed with my Live Out Loud list, but I doubt they shall compare to this weekend.