Friday, November 26, 2010

This bear couple are enjoying themselves as they dance just the two of them alone in the moonlight! I was in Jamaica many years ago after my marriage of many years fell apart. My Mother took my Sister and I and my Sister's future husband for a short vacation. I spent time while there with the hotels diving instructor and hanging with the locals. I vividly remember one night at a local bar the reggae music was playing, and rum and coke was being served in small old fashioned coke bottles with bowls of ice on the table. Sorta of a do it yourself drink. There were mosquito coils burning under the tables and the air was sweet with the sent of flowers. I was dancing with no one in particular as reggae doesn't require a partner and for one, just one small second I thought "I could stay here and not go home". Of course my children and family were home but home as I knew it was no longer there. I savored every moment and tried to remember how it felt just at that moment. I sometimes go back to that time and make black beans and rice, drink rum and coke and think about that cute diving instructor in his leopard speedo's. What a vacation, what a time I had. It wasn't my last great time and I know it won't be my last as when you savour the moment whatever is happening you can remember it over and over. I'm Savouring my Thanksgiving and laughing at some of the moments my family and I laughed until I thought I was going to cry. My 16 year old niece is a good subject to tease and takes all most all of it with a smile and a laugh. It takes a good person to laugh right along when being teased. I like to think we are helping her to be able to deal with all the creeps of the world and in case it ever happens for real she will be able to snap back and go on without crumbling. As their are mean people everywhere. Turkey leftovers are on the menu, I wonder how they go with black beans and rice, and just where did I put that Rum and coke. Please excuse me I have to go..........

4 comments:

  1. Great post Penny! I love your characters and the story. You had me daydreaming along until the speedo! :o) Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. God bless!

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  2. That's funny Jack. I was a bit turned off too, but what happens in Jamacia stays in Jamacia.... tee hee

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  3. This is so wonderful! Beautifully done!

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