It was a gloriously sunny day as our intrepid hero stepped out from his backyard and gazed in a southerly direction down the road.
The breeze was gently wafting down from the mountain as the sunlight danced between the trees, leaving cool shadows and a warm road to partake and enjoy.
A red crested robin appeared in the sky and descended from the heavens in a series of slow half circles, coming to rest on our intrepid hero's outstretched hand. He brings the robin up to his ear and it sings a soft yet haunting melody.
When the last few notes subside, the robin bows his head and takes flight. Our intrepid hero watches the robin soar to the heavens until it disappears from sight.
With a smile on his lips and bounce in his step, he takes off in that same southerly direction that he was looking at only moments ago.
Let us think of the joyous moment of today and of the memory of those who brought us joy and are no longer here walking the highways and byways of life.
Today is my birthday. I am now exactly halfway between 40 & 50.
That is our joyous moment of today.
On May 27th, 2000, Charles M. Schulz was posthumously honored by the cartoonists of 42 comic strips paying homage to him and the Peanuts comic strip. This particular tribute moved me to tears when I read it that day. If you can find it in an old copy of a large daily from that day, you'll see what I mean.
That is my memory of one of many who had brought me joy during my 45 years on this big blue marble we call Earth.
My good friends and readers, starting tomorrow, yours truly is taking a well deserved birthday break from blogging and will spend the next few days enjoying the good weather and decompressing from the various stresses of the work week. Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend (for those of you from the states. if not, have a fantastic weekend just the same) and I shall see you back here on Monday.
Music of choice is one of my dad's favorite songs, and it's one of mine too. Strangely enough, it's one of the few that I can do an above decent singalong to: Country Roads by John Denver.