How wonderful it is to awake to the scent of breakfast!
Dustin and I sat out on the front porch and talked, in the living room, in the front yard, on the roof… for most of the morningtime. Dustin wanted to check out the Norman mall and so he and I went. His Volkswagen is a curious little bugger.. We drove around Norman and talked about our lives and destinies, before returning home to say goodbye until next time.
Gaelynn and Candace took a long mid-day nap as I stretched out and read for most of the day.
Dusky lighting jerks my attention to the holiday festivities and I wake Candace…
…It is getting quite dark as we start walking towards the park for the fireworks.. The city is alive with festivities and noise. People walk all around us, on bikes, shouting out of cars.. Gaelynn rides in her stroller for a bit before wanting to walk for herself.
I absolutely adore the nights here. So resolute.
We arrive at the park and I feel like I’m in a homespun movie about suburbia. With children playing and families cooking food. An elegant, well-lit gazebo is the centerpiece of this park. We lay out our blanket and things; we have an excellent view.
The fireworks start and Gaelynn is delirious. Like some primitive, she offers up hymns of praise for each fiery explosion – and I have to admit, it’s quite impressive. The pyrotechnics are dazzling.
After the show we head home, but Gaelynn wants to play on the gazebo for a while – so we indulge her for a bit.
On the walk home we pass by some clubs that have bands playing inside.
I watch them for a while, gritting my teeth.