April 22, 2018, Prescott-
While my laptop is, sadly, not able to upload photos from a SIM card, owing to a scratch either inside the port or on the adapter, I want to make mention of this weekend’s Chalk-it-Up.
We had live entertainment today. A friend of mine was performing, as the lone male member of a group of ukulele players, doing spirited renditions of hits from the ’60’s and ’70’s. They were accompanied by a very serious and limber little girl, dancing solo, with not a care for anyone watching. She was a joy to behold, and the gleams in her grandparents’ eyes said it all.
Then came a radiant young hoop dancer, a woman of about 22, I’d say, also dancing her way into the hearts of all watching. She reminded me of a dear young friend, who used to dance with both hoops and light sticks, before her untimely death in an auto accident, six years ago. I thought of Jayme, whilst watching this dancer and her sharing of her hoops with several children in the audience. My friend egged me on, to try a hoop myself, but I am awkward with such things and it would have been even more awkward being the only other adult jumping into the fray, alongside the winsome instructor- young enough to be my granddaughter. Oh, well.
Chalk-it-Up is always a joyful event. Here are some scenes of the more colourful drawings. In their honour, let’s take joy in the radiant beings around us.