Saturday In The Park....
....and you can totally fill in the rest of that line :-) So I took a nice albeit s-l-o-w walk on Saturday -- nice because it's a walk, s-l-o-w because it was HOT! Decided to visit an antique store that I hadn't been to in a while. Sometimes it's good to have a destination -- it keeps you going when you really don't feel like walking. Really happy I went there! Except for the fact that they don't have air conditioning, which I was not counting on :-( Actually thought I was going to pass out at one point, but then I girded my loins and did some deep breathing and pushed through. Fun things there, a nice mix of antiques and midcentury modern, which is all the rage right now. I found a couple of things I couldn't live without (my yardstick for buying stuff these days), and then popped into a Dunkin Donuts -- which also didn't have air conditioning!!!!! poor girl behind the counter :-( -- and got a life-saving cold drink, then meandered to California Park where, much to my delight and amazement, there was a tournament of Wheelchair Softball happening.
I took a seat in the almost-empty bleachers in the shade and sat in wonder watching these men and women play 16-inch softball from these awesome tricked-out chairs. Just the mechanics of the game -- throwing, batting, pitching, catching, chasing a ball, tagging someone out, "running" to first...it was so cool to watch! And it was hot as you-know-what, but that didn't seem to touch these folks at all. I was mesmerized by the skill and upper body strength and coordination and patience it must take to play the game from the waist up. It really changed my perspective of the day (I was feeling a little blue -- what's up with that already?!) and the vision of these amazing athletes has stayed with me ever since. A big thank you to those folks....sometimes we all need a little tweak in our perspective, especially in these fraught days we're living in....
Here's my baby looking too cute for words :-)
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