July 04, 2006

Happy 4th

It's 10:49 and I'm arriving home from a fantastic day with my friends. What's most amazing is we left downtown at 10:00 and where to my apt by 10:30. This is amazing because it's a typically a 20 min drive and with the amount of traffic there was...I should still be waiting to get on 65. But I digress...

This weekend my friend Jennie's been in town. Its been great fun, busy, but great fun. We started today with a trip to the Pancake Pantry and then headed downtown to sweat until the fireworks happened. I'm always entertained by people and the art of people watching. The 4th is never a disappointment in this sense. Today we played catch phrase and made new friends with the guys sitting next to us, and we got in a little Phase 10 action. I hate phase 7.

As I watched the fireworks fill the sky I couldn't help but feel innocent again. During the grand finale my wide-eyed wonder was met with a deep rumbling of my insides from the fireworks. I had two thoughts then--first, is this anything like what war feels/sounds like? Second, how much more will greater will the voice of God be when I finally hear it?

I liked the innocent, child-like feeling...no matter how fleeting it was...for a moment I was 10 again. It was grand.


Amy-Jo said...

Hey---can't wait to see ROB! Glad you are going!
Saw your post---I figured you would be there too! Yeah. Check out this article: http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-nooma04.html

jillymae said...

i watched the ones in Franklin from my balcony - in the comfort of A/C =) gotta love it!

Anonymous said...

oh, i loved the grand finale when the ground was shaking and my insides shaking along with it. i could do without the 9 hrs of live country music, though :/