October 1999 Archives
The worst of it is that Amy is going home for two months.
And I think that's the best of it, too.
She hasn't been home in a while, and this will be:
1.) an opportunity for her to spend some quality time with her family before we get married;
2.) an opportunity for her to write her grandfather's book (which sounds wonderful--I do hope she can get it out of his head and onto paper. He's been carrying it around in there for some time now);
3.) an opportunity for both of us to miss each other, (That's a good thing. No, really.); and
4.) an opportunity for her to be spearhead the Kentucky branch of the wedding-plan task force.
In the end, it's very much the right thing.
Amy and I are at Mike and Ashley's apartment right now, after hanging for a while with three couples from church. I've just reserved the domain name for the church too. Today has been an "all church" day, which I guess isn't bad for a Sunday. Not if you're me, anyway.
This weekend was beautiful. They started and ended cold, but in the middle, both days hit 70.
Amy and I went salsa dancing last night. It was wonderful and hard, too.
Before I stepped into work this morning a flock of geese flew overhead.
I couldn't see them.
At first, I thought one of the homes nearby was hosting an Iditarod team. I could see that sound: 20 dogs barking happily while their owner, bundled up against the crisp autumn air, poured food into one massive dish.
But I realized, as I was gripping the cold door handle, that they were geese.
I wanted to see them. There's something about that fluid V they form, something about the way their instincts drive them to work together, something about the relentless flight to a better, more hospitable place. It's only a momentary feeling, a slight welling up inside, that goes away quickly. I wanted to feel it.
I looked in every direction. I think I was closest to them when I was facing West. But there was a huge stand of trees in the way.
The icegrey sky never gave them up. And it was getting cold, standing there in my t-shirt and green corduroys.