Wednesday, August 04, 2010

all we are saying

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Give toast a chance?  At the Gathering of the Vibes last weekend, in an unusually idyllic Bridgeport CT.
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Like a Grateful Dead concert circa 1979,  add many hula hoops. It was a rare family outing, which was both very wonderful and slightly weird. I mean, we used to go to lots of music festivals before we were parents, and here we are, years later, finding Sunday's lineup of Little Feat, Martin Sexton, Jimmy Cliff and Damien Marley+Nas as common ground for all four of us, and off we went. Don't get me wrong, we are not so groovy as to have a 16 & 19 yo who hung out with us there. They met friends, we created a small force field of uncoolness right near the stage for most of Sunday,  they'd stop by and visit once in a while. (I brought these socks to work on. Cause every time I look at them I think "the only place these belong are at a Dead concert.)
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You could sit on the seawall to cool off and admire many Goldsworthy-esque cairns and a dude selling seashells by the seashore. But I think he was mostly giving them away.
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There's nothing like live music.We kind of forgot the magic of listening in the sun with thousands of people, all in the moment. Our son is turning the same age we were when we met, the week of our 20th birthdays and here we are 3 freakin' decades later  enjoying  the same things together. (Big anniversary making us maudlin? I think so!). At one point, Jimmy Cliff was playing Cat Stevens,  all were grooving along. It's true. Baby baby it's a wild world.
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13 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Sounds like a great day!

margene said...

Just like the good old days! Love it!

gayle said...

I love the 'small force field of uncoolness'!!

Mary Lou said...

I really had to laugh at the force field of uncoolness. And Dead socks. It was Jerry Garcia's birthday on Sunday, did you know that? What an awesome coincidence, but of course this is no such thing as a coindidence... I know this because my birthday was Sunday and my DeadHead buddy always reminds me that Jerry and I are practically womb mates. Rock on dudette.

Ellen Bloom said...

I want some Peace Toast right now!!!

woolanthropy said...

The perfect project for an outdoor concert event. I love listening to music outdoors. What a pleasure.

KimW said...

How's this for a difference in perspective -- when I look at those socks I think Crayola and kindergarten! (And my kids are way past that stage).

twinsetellen said...

I love that shot of you from the back, holding the hula hoop. Wait, that can't be you - who's taking the picture?

Anonymous said...

It's hard to get by, just upon a smile.

Love Twinset's comment. My exact thought. You should do flowers in hair more, you really should.
Kay

Cathy R said...

It sounds like the whole family had fun AND I bet the socks had a blast!!

Kathy L. said...

Sounds like fun! We were recently in NC, north of Asheville up in the mountains, and saw several stone sculptures like those in the rivers and trout streams there. It was really pretty to see these improvised scuptures out in the middle of nature!

Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

Wish I was there!
I can just smell that toast, lol!

craftivore said...

Looks like a wonderful time. The toast is fab. I'm happier in the force field of uncoolness than I ever was during the age of supposed coolness.