Friday, November 10, 2006

Happy Moments...

I know I've used this picture in an earlier post but nothing signifies happiness to me like a bluebird. It's significant in the way that happiness isn't something you can count on or plan for... Happiness, like the bluebird, just appears out of... Well, out of the blue. Whenever I catch sight of a bluebird I'm immediately struck with all of the things I have to be grateful for.

Last night was a 'Bluebird' kind of evening. Though there were no bluebirds in the vicinity, I was struck with the happiness that comes in on the wing of a bird. A moment when you take note of your surroundings and seemingly float above it all, taking it all in so you can revel in the warmth when you think back to it at a later time.

We held a dinner party last night with friends from school and our guest from South Africa. The food was delicious... The conversation delightful and the company most pleasant. There came a time during the evening when folks split off into different conversations and shared different interests... One of our guests sat down at the piano and played lovely music he had composed. Another guest sat on the floor with my daughter and played a lively game of 'Pick-up Snakes' (it's like pick-up sticks but the sticks are wavy, brightly colored snakes.) My son and another guest played a chess like game that involves a lasar and mirrors, which involved strategy and a lot of laughter... Others sat in a group and discussed education, books and art.

Dinner, Music, Laughter, Human Companionship, Coffee & Dessert... There were definitly bluebirds present.
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Blogger lime said...

how wonderful. i'm glad it was a bluebird night.

5:25 PM, November 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lovely time.Thanks for sharing!

8:51 PM, November 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those bluebirds can be rare, but I'm always on the lookout for them. True happiness is hard to come by as well, but it seems that you've found it.

Great analogy.

9:47 PM, November 10, 2006  
Blogger Margie Blystone said...

I hope each of you find your 'Bluebirds' when you least expect them!

12:22 PM, November 11, 2006  

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