Tuesday, February 07, 2006

star light, star bright......

This may not be the greatest quality - I didn't have my tripod with me, and it was a slightly longer exposure that I thought I was clever enough to get. Tried, at least. I just thought the sliver of the moon was too precious to pass by.
I was out in the orchard with Jill last week, and we were just relishing in the peace, and the awe of everything around us. It was so much fun catching up with those guys. We sat outside to eat our dinners each night, and everything had that slow feel to it... the days were spent running around, but come dinner time, it all slowed so we could enjoy what was happening around us.

The second night we were listening to some Josh Groban, and we got swept up in the romance of his voice. John just loved it. :) You know how there are moments when you get the music right, and everything just fits. That night it was perfect!
But what moved me more, was the fact that John started talking about my dad. Quiet Peter pumpkin, who is one of the most introverted people I know, but also, one of the most gentle souls. John was telling me about Dad when they met in England, and the things they used to do together. It was nice to hear about those days. What topped it all off though, was the way John was so moved when he talked about him. I don't generally think of dad as being a man who has friends. He and Mum have friends... but John was telling me about what a great guy dad was, and just how much he meant to him. It was gorgeous for me. And a moment I'll treasure forever.

So... tonight, I pray that dad would know that he is loved, and precious to not just his family.


Neo said...

CJ - I know what you mean about music topping off a great moment.

When the mix is just right, it seems perfect eh?

Glad to hear you had a good time.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Using up the words.... said...

Neo ~

Yes, music will make any moment for me. Plus, it always helps in the memory department. I know I won't be able to listen to Josh again without remembering that night.


Jayleigh said...

I love that slow feeling... one of those times you will always remember!


And it's great to hear about your dad from someone who loves him. :-)