Right now…

Right now, outside my window the surf has picked up and you can hear the wind in the palm trees.  Off in the distance, a Carnival cruise ship steams away from port (we met some people at the water park today who are on that ship) and a mere 2 hours and 26 north of here, by plane, it is a fairly frigid 30 degrees.

Right now I am enjoying the mild air blowing in from our balcony as I write this, having returned to our room a bit earlier than normal, wind and sun blown from our day in the water.    The sun has just disappeared beneath the western horizon, leaving a trace of pink beneath a line of clouds.

Right now my kids are playing, reading, laughing.   Our schooled friend Greta who is with us on this trip has homework; she is not doing it and I refuse to insist and so it will wait till our return on Saturday.    This is the last place anyone should have homework.

Right now our inside joke is that we’re eating “Bohemian” food and visiting “Bohemia”.  See this post if you don’t get the joke.   And then at dinner this evening one of the kids said, “So what IS Bohemian?”   (It is a group of people with artistic or literary tastes who adopt manners and mores conspicuously different from those expected or approved of by the majority of society.   OR  A person from a historical region and former kingdom of current day Czech Republic.   [as per the Free Dictionary])

Right now we are enjoying Atlantis and also planning where we’ll travel next.  California?  (Does that offer still stand, Martha?)  Maybe Boulder?

Right now arguments over politics, religion and education seem very far away.

Right now is a good place to be.

About Amy

Amy Milstein was born and raised on a farm in Indiana, but after 20+ years considers herself a full-fledged New Yorker. She is married with two kids, who do not go to school but are instead life learners. This means they learn by living in the world (real life ) instead of hearing about it and simulating it in a classroom. With her family, Amy loves to travel, read, watch movies, write, sew, knit - the list is endless.
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One Response to Right now…

  1. Miriam AKA Grandma says:

    Made me want to cry, is so true. I “saw” what you described. Is very good.