Saturday Serenity

I had an errand this morning. It went a little awry, but it didn’t bother me. Instead, I enjoyed the drive through a very nice neighborhood. It was a delightful scene of Omaha families and homes on a Saturday morning. There was a time I would have been angry about the change of plans, but I’m at a point in life where things like that just don’t matter any more. It was a blessing in disguise.

As I drove west, I saw many people out on this beautiful day. There is an Art Fair at a smaller shopping center in Omaha, and another large event was at Elmwood Park, Taste of Omaha is a festival of food. They have music, etc., and beverages available. Google Maps routed me through the Park, and I saw the many people walking through the park towards the food stands. They were happy, chatting while walking. It was beautiful.

The realization occurred to me, I haven’t witnessed people interacting without masks for a very long time. The hospitals and doctors still require masks, so we haven’t been out socially without masks in a long time. Tonight we’re going to an outdoor concert at the Holland Center. Billy McGuigan and his band of brothers & friends will be in concert tonight with the Omaha Symphony. We saw them last time indoors and it was fantastic. We have third row seats tonight, compared to the very last row before. And outdoors, it should be great.

With that in mind, it’s time for a bite to eat before our date night tonight. Today’s lesson? Even when you plans change, you can find beauty and peace in what’s around you. I’m so glad I witnessed beautiful homes, people, neighborhoods, and a way of life today. Life is, indeed, good, isn’t it? Much more tomorrow, see you then!

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