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☜DayOne does gifs now... *hmmm*

It was raining. Not hard, but raining. As I bent over to pick up the bag it was a bit soggy, but the paper itself was quite serviceable inside it's plastic cocoon. But as I bent over I heard some rhythmic splashing somewhere off in my peripheral hearing, as I I stood in it for a minute and it yanked me back to a day in August 2008. It was during one of the Tropical storms in 2008. Kind of shocked me to be honest. But, back in the house in Katy I wrote about it:

On Sunday August 10th 2008

During the Onslaught of Edouard...

On Tuesday, I had gone outside to listen to the rain hit the patio cover and let the rain beat on me (albiet briefly) and have a smoke.

Noticed some movement through the fence in the neighbor's back yard. So I looked a little harder. It was Alex, the twenty something daughter that lives there with her Mom. She was dancing in the rain to a rhythm only she could hear...

I was transfixed. Her movements ran from ballet to some improvised jazz struts. I stood under the patio cover watching this graceful kid go through her steps. She finally stopped after about 10 minutes or so and just stood with her face raised up to the darkened sky, panting, with her arms raised in some worshipful fashion.

I don't think she was aware of any one watching.

She walked gracefully toward the back door and the spell was broken. I turned and walked into the house and got back to work.

She made an otherwise gray day just a little brighter for this guy.


As I thought back to that day yesterday (at this point) and it occurred to me that if I tried to do something like that now?

Hen-scratching with coffee

It would likely put me in the Hospital... Or worse


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 11th, 2017 11:17 am (UTC)
Well, that little episode happened before I knew you!

Even if we can't do what we used to do, we can still have memories :)
Jul. 11th, 2017 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yep. As an über driver told me yesterday, "Mr T. You've had quite the good life already."

"True enough, but part of what made it such a good life, is that I was most decidedly NOT good for a lot of it. And I'm paying for it now, laddie..."

I still don't feel as if I am DONE making memories.

Edited at 2017-07-11 03:18 pm (UTC)
Jul. 12th, 2017 09:19 am (UTC)
Your uber driver was quite wise.

I don't think that you have finished making memories yet, either!
Jul. 14th, 2017 06:47 pm (UTC)
That's a beautiful story. I love dancing in the rain!
Jul. 14th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
It was a beautiful thing to behold! Stuck with me for years...
Jul. 17th, 2017 05:42 am (UTC)

Why? Too much breathing humid air?

Jul. 17th, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)
Heh. No hon, because I can't breath properly now.
Jul. 18th, 2017 06:28 am (UTC)
That's what I was trying to get at, I figured it was because of breathing difficulties but couldn't figure out how..sorry =\
Jul. 18th, 2017 12:31 pm (UTC)
Don't be sorry.

This ain't doing away but there are things I can attempt too do that will make living a bit more like able and enjoyable. I just need the get after it.
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