i’m not confused. i’m just well mixed. – robert frost

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so excited!

we put the food together quickly

packed a picnic

headed out to the arboretum

our sanctuary

right in the heart of the city

on a perfect late summer night

to see live opera

performed by

 university music students

found a parking space

how lucky!

hauled out our gear

hiked in a mile

worth it!

found the amphitheater

saw an open space for a great place to sit

our luck just kept getting better!

didn’t hear any music

wondered if we were too early

didn’t see any signs of a musical set-up

didn’t see any people around

walked on a bit

listened

to see if perhaps

the music was

 in another location in the park

i even said,

(a bit indignantly and dismayed),

“the paper said it was on the 23rd at 5:00!”

at that

mg turned his head

looked at me

and

it was then that i knew

something was wrong

 he calmly mentioned

that it was actually

still the 22nd at the moment

 we were a bit early

24 hours early

but at least we had great seats.

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  1. BEEN THERE…DONE THAT…OR HAVEN’T BEEN THERE AND HAVEN’T DONE THAT? NO WONDER WE CLICK! LOVE THE FROST QUOTE…AND I WISH ROY WOULD MOVE US TO HIS BASEMENT SO THAT I COULD LISTEN TO OPERA IN THE PARK AND WALK MY DOG THERE WHO ALSO LOVES OPERA IN THE PARK…I NEED TO LIVE IN THAT TOWN…NOW!

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  2. My Grandpa Mattson always said a “test” of a good man would be to forget expensive tickets at home and listen to what kind of sense of humor a man has when he has to adjust to “human frailty.” Beth, according to this wise Swedish Grandpa, “You found yourself a ‘keeper!'” You had a nice quiet, calm picnic, too. 🙂

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