Did you the movie, Galaxy, I mean, GRAVITY? Have you seen it? A must-see movie in 3D with stunning visual effects about a failed space mission and the astronauts fight for survival, it's definitely a Sandra Bullock mega-hit, a sure Oscar nod for next year!
I don't know why I keep calling it Galaxy. I knew it was about outer space, the galaxies, but when you see the movie, you forget that it's science fiction, you forget that it's Hollywood starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Bullock was simply human, so real, and Clooney was his usual humorous natural self. They were very down-to-earth, so real they "pull you" like GRAVITY!
I lived in Boston many years ago, and since SF Giants didn't make it to the World Series this year, it's Boston for me. Yeah! Even got myself a Starbucks hot chocolate and a chewy chocolate meringue cookie on the 7th inning stretch as a pre-victory celebration. Boston was leading 6-1. I know, I know, "game is not over till it's over." Well, let's just compare it to bringing Coke and popcorn to the movies. ... AndBoston won! So, from pre-victory, that's also my victory and post victory celebration. Boy, am I cheap! Goodnite... And boring.
It's not often that Norman and I have the same day off so when we do, we try to spend quality time together. Today, we had lunch at the best Chinese dimsum in town, Yank Sing, where we and his brother and wife went to a month ago after our Alaska cruise, remember. Then we visited my late mother-in-law's best friend, Eve, and ran errands with her. She lives by herself so Norman takes time when he's off to bring her around for her needs and pleasure. Then Norman and I continued on to the Ferry Building and enjoyed the rest of the day there, taking our time with an afternoon snack from MiettePastry Shop and Blue Bottle Coffee while watching the ferry boats come and go on rush hour.
San Francisco is such a beautiful city and we're so lucky to live here!
Today I woke up feeling happy, alive, and just plain happy! I was even laughing and giggling by myself sometimes, what am I crazy?! But I was just happy, I don't know why. Is it in the stars? Had a happy positive attitude, not that I even chose to. Simply, I was happy. Period.
I walked around the park, saw lil' children coming up the stairs with their teachers, and I was utterly captivated by them. I should have captured that moment with my camera but even that, I forgot because I was simply enjoying them, their innocence, their purity, their wholesomeness.
Then as I walked down the street, I heard a couple chatting. Apparently, the man was going through difficulties at present. And he said he was trying to look at it from different angles"... how can I look at this situation from another perspective?"
I was impressed. Even the lady he was with was complimenting him on how he was handling his struggles. He wasn't complaining nor giving up, just analyzing. Quite impressive!
Incidents like these, a word or two we hear from conversations passing by, little children walking by, may mean nothing, but really, Nature talks to us in many ways. Sometimes, plain, simple, and direct, other times, subtle, mysterious, but yes, Nature does talk to us, even in silence, especially in silence, first and foremost, in Silence... That's why we have to listen. Silence, whispers, they're hard to hear, especially in a loud noisy world! Perhaps, my being simply happy today helped me to hear and watch Nature more clearly.
As always, a Starbuck's tall, non-fat hot chocolate, no whipped cream, is the cherry on top!