Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Smiles of a Summer Day

[Blog title inspired by Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night]

Cellphone Shot by Yin Wah Kreher along Pennsylvania highway, May 10, 2014.
This image shows a young man playing a saxophone, seated on a bench on a woody rest-stop
along the Pennsylvania highway.
Moments of beauty and curiosity have ways of showing up when they are the least likely qualities I'm holding in my heart. Driving home from Syracuse University, we stopped to unfurl(?) -- our folded bodies contorted within our sedan for some hours and to have a bite. Walking into the woody rest area, I espied a saxophone player. As the music notes floated out into the woods, I was thankful -- for this time of refreshing at a highway rest-stop.

Curiosity, yes (What a story one could write using this picture prompt!). But more so, gratitude.

2 comments:

Tom said...

That's not who I end up running into at rest stops.

Here's the Boy's & Girls Club I worked at back in the day.

Yin Wah Kreher said...

Lucky me, right? I sort of know where the place is. Syracuse can be breathtakingly beautiful in some locations and most seasons -- even in the cold winter. The splendor of fall foliage, the lakes, the wandering geese, chomping deer... There are areas that still need some work but overall NY State is a strong rival to New England's famed landscapes and foliage.