2018 Life Logs, Day 146—Beautiful Moments
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Weather: Sunny with Building Winds; High 75, Low 55
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
It was a beautiful day filled with beautiful moments. I spent my morning removing sod from the third raised bed and then filling it with purchased garden soil. That was not a beautiful moment, but on one of my many trips to the compost bin to deposit the removed sod, I spotted a pink Lady Slipper. I made many trips to the compost bin yesterday and didn’t see it. So, either it bloomed overnight or I was somehow blinded yesterday. But what a beautiful moment. Seeing the pink Lady Slipper prompted me to walk around the yard the take photos of some of the other beautiful plants that seem to just pop up here and there. Delightful.
I completed getting the third raised bed filled with soil and then it was time to take off for the May Fair in Woods Hole. I met up with Heather and Ollie and we all had the traditional strawberry shortcake sold by the Woods Hole Daycare. Sam and Jonah were off doing things with friends, but Heather, Ollie and I watched a new addition to the May Fair—a local Celtic dance troupe. Two friends of Sam’s were in the troupe, Benjamin and Audrey. Audrey was Sam’s first girlfriend in preschool. I haven’t seen her for a few years. In fact, I think the last time I saw her was when we were viewing July 4th fireworks from the top floor of a Woods Hole Oceanographic building. Sam was maybe 5 years old and at one point in the evening, Audrey had him pinned on the floor. She was also the goalie on his soccer team that year and certainly a good match for Sam. Now she is beautiful young girl leading a Celtic dance group. They grow up so quickly, but how special to watch that happen.
After watching the dance troupe, Ollie met up with friends on the playground and I hung out watching him while Heather walked around and visited with friends. The plan was to move to the Captain Kidd to watch the UEFA (Union of European Football Association) Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Heather, Sam, and Jonah headed to the Kidd, but I stayed with Ollie at the playground while he played with friends, Roland and Meadow from East Falmouth Elementary kindergarten and Paulie, a friend from his days at Woods Hole Daycare. Eventually we headed to the Kidd, but by the time we got there the game was well into the second half. Liverpool made a goal just as we entered, making the score 1-1. A large group Sam’s soccer team were gathered at a table watching the game, along with Jonah who was cheering on the Liverpool team. Evidently Real Madrid has won the championship for the past four years, so Jonah and many of Sam’s friends were routing for the underdog. But Real Madrid made a couple of dramatic goals and won the championship once again. When the game ended, most of the adults watching exited the bar seats and Jonah immediately took up a front row seat to watch the awards ceremony. Even though his team didn’t win, you could see how mesmerized he was with the awards. Another beautiful moment.