Thursday, February 19, 2004

Sunny days, oh sunny, sunny, sunny days...

Visited the open air market today, and I found just what I was looking for: two Wodehouse books for £1 each. I've not yet read any of the Jeeves books, so I'm quite looking forward to that. I think it shall be my reading material for the bus to London, tomorrow, and probably the plane to Spain next week Friday.
The sun was up when I woke up this morning.... Nothing unusual in this, it usually peaks its head out from behind the clouds about the time that I get up, just enough to tease me because I know that by the time I finish my breakfast there will be no sun in sight. However, the longer I stayed in bed, the more evident it was that there was a genuinely sunny day outside, just waiting to be enjoyed. I got up, opened my blinds, and true tosuspicionss, there was a bright blue sky and an even brighter sun awaiting our enjoyment. Thisimmediatelyy put a song in my head, and as I walked down to get breakfast, I found myselfsingingg a littlesnippett of a song from White Christmas... 'bright son, shining on me! Nothin but blue skies, do I see....Blue bird, singing his song, nothing but blue skies, from now on...' And that's as far as I got because that's all they sing in the movie. So I just sang it over and over, as I am known to do. It was a fairly relaxed morning, we started late, so when Tina and I set out for the church, we took our time and ambled down the streets of Charlbury, greeting those who were out for a morning walk, and for once, most of them greeted us back! We decided it must be due to the weather. Eventually I got another song stuck in my head, so Iserenadedd Tina with that one as well... 'It's a great day to be alive! I know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes, there's some hard times in the neighborhood but why can't every day be just this good!' I do hope she'll tell me when she gets sick of my singing....
Anyhow, when we got to Oxford today, I walked a bit by myself, down a path that went alongside a river, and then out to the market. I love the people that I'm with here, but I realized that it had been quite a long time since I had been able to walk by myself and not be rushing somewhere. By the time I went to Regent's for lunch, the sun was still out and that just made my day.

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