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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Just a walk in the park.

You know? Sometimes the simplest things you do in life can bring you immense pleasure. Take for example today. Since it's been incredibly mild today, especially for October, we decided to walk to the library ~ you know, to take back some books and fill up our arms with new and exciting ones. So here we were walking through a park near us, remarkably free of people. Just us, some leaves falling from the trees, dew still on the ground, and freshly mowed grass all around us ~ peaceful.

After returning our books and picking out some new ones, we decided to head home by a different route. This one took us past a bakery that was still open ~ lucky us! Munching on some delicious pastries, we wandered back into the park from another direction. Passing through the gates, we came upon a huge old chestnut tree. It's chestnuts were dropping down from the heavens on top of us. So like two little kids, we opened the little green barbed pods that protected the chestnuts from squirrels or from people like us, and proceeded to gather them up to roast later.

Laughing we kept comparing who had the largest chestnut, I suppose looking like two complete idiots; however, we didn't care. Finally, we decided we had enough, we started to compose ourselves and looked around. An elderly couple with their sweet companion of a dog by their sides were looking and smiling at us. I would like to think that perhaps they were remembering gathering these lovely chestnuts in their day, roasting them on an open fire; knowing that people just don't do that anymore. Or perhaps, they were thinking we were just another example of the crazy generation that came after them...as in what is this world coming too.

At any rate, we smiled back and waved. And they did the same. Neither pair really knowing what the other was thinking.

4 Comments:

At 3:41 PM , Anonymous the letter b said...

did they have the slightly perplexed look accompanying the smile? i tend to look at the eyes and the area around them of the smiler.

but then those who are botox regular's, it's a tad difficult to tell.

 
At 4:35 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Well, now that I think about it, they didn't get close enough for us to really see what was going on behind their smiles.

Mmm, wonder why?

 
At 8:07 PM , Blogger Fred said...

Great story. It sounds like a beautiful day.

 
At 11:47 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

It was a beautiful day...as is today, wish we had our canal boat now.

 

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