Last night my Donald and I went out to dinner. We went to Down South Seafood, cause everything's better down south. Dinner was fantastic and we enjoyed the company of a couple dozen other folks we were dining with. But, I'll write that post another time. This post is about the sky and turning off the phone and computer for the evening.
The sun had just set when we left the restaurant. All around was beautiful hues of pink, red and orange. It was so magnificent. My left brain was screaming to get the camera out of the glove box and snap that photo for some future ad or blog. I resisted. I drove home watching the beauty, soaking it all in. Donald and I didn't even talk, but I did reach over and we did hold hands. And without ever talking about it I know we will both remember that sky, that quiet ride home. Sometimes you don't need a photo to remember. And sometimes the beauty is not meant to be shared.
I recently noticed that my Donald had "cut back" on the time he spent on line when I was home. We haven't really "decided" or discussed it, but I have followed his lead and cut back on my at home on line time too. I mean will the world end if a new listing doesn't make it to the web site until day 2? Or if a client emails me at 9 p.m. to see homes will they be angry if I don't email them back until morning? I sort of doubt it.
Honestly I really think that if I spend more time being a better friend and wife to Donald in the evenings that I will just somehow be happier, more balanced and in the end more focused at work too. And sorry there's no photo here. Just close your eyes for a minute and recall the most beautiful sunset you've ever seen. Do you remember what you were doing? Who you were with? Tell me about it.