A beer and a friend

On my drive into work today, between sips of coffee (ah, sweet nectar of life) and listening to the traffic reports, I was thinking about my week and pondering all the important things in life . . . Hmmm, I do really need to reorganize my sock drawer . . . but seriously, I was thinking about the really BIG stuff in life, but in doing so, it dawned on me that life isn’t lived in the BIG stuff, but rather down in the trenches of everyday life, that’s where the happiness is . . . I know, probably not very very profound, and probably a bit cliché, but it did make me smile. The most meaningful times are not necessarily the big events (birthdays, weddings, parties) but rather the simple things . . . kissing April on my way out the door, looking back at her standing in the doorway . . . or just sitting and having a beer with a good friend, not talking about anything in particular, not solving any problems, rather just laughing and sharing . . . Where would we be without these things and the people to share them with? It’s good to have wonderfully sweet people in our lives . . . I think I need to have more of these times in my life . . . I mean, does it really get any better than kissing April and laughing with a good friend? (not at the same time though, that would be weird)

5 thoughts on “A beer and a friend

  1. One should not immediately dismiss the weird. Bank the weird events and when you have a moment mull over them perhaps you can demystify them.

    And for heaven’s sake, young man, can’t you listen to anything else while driving to work other than the traffic reports? How about an audio book; or the history of the Beatles on cds, or Bach’s St Matthews Passion!!!

    • Hmmmm, I suppose you might have a point about not dismissing the weird. A few weeks ago I had a dream that April and had a baby . . . What was weird was that in the dream, I was the one giving birth! Need to demystify indeed . . .

      Audio Books? Beatles? Bach? I don’t know what you young kids are listening to these days, but it’s not for me! You youths and your rock and roll!

  2. Hi Michael, I could not agree with you more….which is why I love our regular “family” dinners together. That is what life is really about and makes getting up on Monday morning, way too early, easier. Hugs and Kisses, Lara

  3. Okay, I missed the later thread about the dream and now I can’t resist….forgive me, BUT you and April have created something like a baby…your new love for each other and your life with each other. Just as babies are co-created, your love and life together is a co-creation, which you are giving birth to each day you have together…Nothing wierd about it, just the opposite very wonderful in deed. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of men having babies has some appeal, having given birth to two babies of my own…and you of all men would make a wonderful mother! Sorry, occupational hazard, Lara

  4. You giving birth…. How wonderful. It appears to me that you want a child with April. And you want to share with her during every step of the way!
    Blessed is your relationship and love.

    Not weird at all, my friend

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