Friday, September 5, 2008

A Date with Mozart

Mozart and I go for a walk almost every night after dinner. It gives us the chance to talk. We can easily go through a whole day without saying anything except little snippits like...
"Have you had lunch?"
"I'm going to pick up D. from school."
"Do you know where the check book is?"

But tonight we didn't go on our usual walk. We went on an UNusual walk. It all started when we remembered that we neglected to pick up the car from the mechanic. He fixed our flat tire a couple of days ago and the car was still parked on the street next to his shop.

So around 8:00 p.m. Mozart suddenly said, "Oh..we need to get the car. Maybe we can walk up there."

"Walk all the way up there--into downtown?"

"Yeah. We'll walk up...then we'll drive the car home."

"Okay..." I was surprised at this adventurous idea coming out of Mozart.

"I'll by you an ice cream when we get there," he added.

Now he REALLY had my attention!

So we walked up our street with tall trees on both sides and the stars forming a canopy. (all 5 stars--and Jupiter) We crossed the boulevard and entered another quiet neighborhood. Finally the street became lighter with the glow of "downtown." We spotted our car, then headed to the drug store for ice cream.

Since this was an UNusual walk, I decided to order an UNusual ice cream flavor.
"One scoop coconut/pineapple in a sugar cone please."

Mozart didn't get anything. He still needed to eat dinner. (he had composed through dinner)
I don't know why I did it, but I grabbed a plastic spoon on the way out.
"Try some." I said.
This was a big mistake.
Mozart wanted another bite...then another.
And in the car on the way home..."How 'bout another taste?"

Now he wants me to find the flavor at the market.

Well I must say, inspite of the ice cream situation, I had a wonderful time! Sometimes the best things in life are free...or I should say they are only $1.29 for a scoop.


My sons have been using my computer because their computer is out of order. At first I thought of this as an imposition. But I'm coming through that now, and I think I will make the best of it. Today the idea came to tape a scripture to computer--underneath the screen. I'll change it from day to day. Maybe some verses from Proverbs?


Michelle (wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman) said...

Love the idea of the scripture. You could also make a verse the background on your desktop :)
Another idea would be a "love note" to your sons every day...showing His love through you and modeling Christ seems to open doors and hearts sometimes in ways that "hints" don't.

Dawn said...

I love your unusual walk - how far was that? I know what you mean about the mundaneness of the conversation during the day. The ice cream sounds luscious - when I was in Miami one summer, we stopped for a coconut cone every night on the way back to the hotel from the meetings. We were too cheap to ride the bus (this was a bunch of early-20s girls in the early 70s).

I like Michelle's ideas as well - I made Kevin my password at work years ago and I told him I whispered a prayer for him every time I logged on. I still have that password for several things and I still do send up a quick prayer for him.

Sharon Lynne said...

It was only a mile and a quarter. Not too impressive.

We live in a small town with a "downtown". But we are sandwiched between bigger cities--suburban cities.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Oh my, what a nice walk and an interesting flavor for an ice-cream cone! Last Friday I tried a strawberry cheesecake milkshake - way out of my comfort zone for ice-cream but it was yummy!

$1.29 a scoop out there? Wow - that's way good on the price! LOL!

I loved the visuals you used in your walk, I felt like I was under that canopy of stars with you, hope you don't mind if I imposed :)

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Jan Parrish said...

Lovely walk. Sounds romantic. :)