Monday, July 05, 2010

July 5

Many years ago, on a summer's evening, I walked past a home in Brisbane (Australia) and heard adult laughter emanating from someone's back verandah, where a group of friends gathered. I paused and viewed their silhouettes through the gap between the houses. They were eating dinner and drinking wine and enjoying their mutually convivial company. I was already an adult myself -- I was married, and had a child -- but my life was so different from theirs. I was so tempted to just walk onto their property and ask to join them; I knew it would be awkward but I thought there was a 50/50 chance they might welcome me. But I had to go ... I stood for another five minutes as an outsider in the darkness, captivated by their relaxed, civilized world, and I said to myself, "THAT .. THAT is the life I want."

Well guess what? Now I have that life.

:::happy dance:::

7 comments:

Beck said...

Thats awesome Hashi - so glad you have found this. Actually, you MADE it. There really is nothing better than enjoying the company of friends is there .... thank you for sharing

Philip said...

Thanks again for an enjoyable evening of conversation, laughs, and conviviality (which I have no idea what that means, but thought it sounded good when you said it. HA! I'm not that bright (insert Josh joke here _______________.) XOXO Philip

Elke said...

awh, thanks for everything, hashi! we had a wonderful time! so much fun!

Wendee said...

Lovely photos, Hashi. And hugs on the life that you have. Big hugs! :)

deb did it said...

what a fabulous life and live you have here Hashi! Lovely photos tell the story so well.

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