Monday, May 26, 2014
It was mid-day and sunny. People were out and about. Having moved away from the downtown area, the people were fewer and further between.
To our right, a mature woman in a color coordinated outfit hat included, acknowledged our presence with a nod, wave, and a full on smile. Dimple included.
And I was done. I steered Melody to the curb, took several deep breaths trying (unsuccessfully) to stave off the waterworks. A motorist pulled along aside me, asked if I was okay. I nodded in the affirmative to get her to move along. Snapped from the absorption of the moment, Melody and I roll the rest of the way home.
And there have been many (perhaps, too many) moments like that over the previous couple of weeks, especially the last few days.
Today is my mom's birthday. She would have been seventy-four.
She will be very much on my mind while I maneuver the day, sharing a meal with the kids, remembering the better times.