Beauty in the day: standing in line to see the Terra Cotta Warriors led to another wait in a darkened vestibule. Little 7-ish-year-old waiting near me with mom and dad was finding the wait to be – well – challenging. It became apparent that the little one was involved in dance or cheer, as she was doing steps and arm motions in her spot, much to the consternation of her mother, who would whisper to her to stop. Little One would stop, but the rhythm had a hold of her, and within seconds she would be back at it, only to be reminded by mom to stop again. This continued (to my delight), and gave credence to Maya Angelou’s quote: “Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”
Beauty in the day: ever been to a Meatball Throw Down? Today I was one of seven judges at one. My boss against (can I say that, actually? This is Unity Month – “against” sounds wrong) – scratch that. My boss showing off his talents alongside my friend showing off hers. I learned that judging a meatball contest – even blindly – is STRESSFUL!!!!! My boss (you remember Virtues Boy?) won the challenge by a smidgen, but the real winners were the 7 judges, who got to eat some VERY tasty meatballs as a treat!