Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Summer Estuary", oil, by Candy Barr

For the last two days, the weather has been delightful -- cool temperatures, light winds, clear skies, a few bright and inflated clouds floating along. Luckily, I’ve been able to enjoy these good-looking days with my family. Yesterday my daughter and one of my sons joined me in Mystic for a quiet lunch beside the river under the lovely sky. We had some important things to discuss, and talking about them while surrounded by sunshine made the conversation especially easy and satisfying. I felt lucky to be there with them, and especially lucky to be a father. Today, I rode my bike in the fresh, breezy air over to the Stonington Beach and spent an hour or so with my grandchildren. That was like heaven for me. Being around those angelic children on such a dazzling day was a great gift. Once again, I felt too fortunate for words.

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