It is late on Saturday afternoon. I watched an old John Wayne Western...an old black and white...this afternoon and had an early dinner. Now, I am doing laundry and just had a long hot shower. It felt good; this morning I did some pretty strenuous gardening with a group of Korean students who gave me a real workout. So, here I am: a perfectly good, honest fifty-something year old man, well read and very civil. I have a fairly interesting life. But, if it is so interesting, why am I showered and ready for bed before it's even dark?
This is a curious equation. I honestly would describe myself as a happy, content man. But, I admit that there is a loneliness that makes me itch sometimes.
So, I just heard that there will be some pretty spectacular fireworks downtown tonight to celebrate the end of our Riverbend Festival. I think I will go and watch. Just in case....I mean.....you never know.