Monday, July 13, 2009

Laugh like you've never laughed before

My mother's 58th birthday just ended an hour and a half ago. We threw her a surprise party that we nearly ruined a hundred times over. Happiness is such an alien feeling with extended family. For an evening with the family, we got through a serious amount of laughter and alcohol. Strangers who are family who are strangers, for once, bring the most delicious feeling of belonging and joy. For an evening with family, we laughed like we never have before. I want to show you the pictures that George took but perhaps not now. My heart constricts with thanks for the laughter caught by someone I'm getting tolerate better. The night has broken down into an impending allergic cough and a whole lot of contentment.

May the rest of this year bring the same benediction.

5 comments:

Vidya said...

That's nice - I hope your mother had a fun time. :)

I'd love to see the pictures you took with George. When are we going to catch up, my dear?

Plain Jane said...

Amen!

Arjun said...

amen to that.....

Manan said...

I just love the rambling, especially since the video plays inside my head every time I read it. Much love :)

Plain Jane said...

From one parent's birthday to the next...how about a new post honey? ;)