Monday, September 14, 2009

Most Alive Monday: All of It

The Arts Festival on Saturday was spectacular! Upon entering, we were given a zebra print tote bag with a red recorder (flute) and stainless water bottle inside. The goody bag was sponsored by Target, as indicated by the branding which was not terribly obnoxious, but rather tasteful. It was just a logo (no name) that could easily be covered up if one wanted to.

All around the Kennedy Center - inside and outside, there was so much going on and so many talented artists that is was a visual feast. They were on stage, on the plaza, above on a tightrope, wandering the grounds - EVERYWHERE! Some of our faves were l'Arsenal. And in particular, an act in which an artist flipped, rolled and sort of became one with a giant Hula Hoop. It blew our minds!

and Les Homocatodicus whose antics reminded me very much of my beloved Roberto Benigni.

The coolest of all was Polyglot Theatre's cardboard kingdom!

There were nearly enough boxes to fill a city block...

and the kids went WILD building forts, windows, doorways and tunnels.

Later we had dinner with friends before the wee pals headed for a grassy hill. They chased each other, fell upon one another and had a grand time of it. It was the very definition of rough-and-tumble play. They roared loudly and saved each other from their respective beasts as little boy are wont to do. The littlest member of the merry band, a cherub faced yearling, roared with them wishing he too could join the wild rumpus. He settled in the arms of his mama pointing dimpled finger to sky and earth and every marvel within sight asking, "W'SAH?" The papa bears minded the cubs while the mamas caught up on the days that passed between then and now. Connecting, once again, over the seemingly ordinary, yet knowingly wondrous moments...the one where he began drawing people for the first time; the little one who just cut 4 teeth; the one who is now learning to read.

"I had a lovely day", he said before falling asleep.

"What was your favorite part", I asked.

"All of it" he replied.

*About Most Alive Monday: I've decided to make at least one "most alive choice" each day and post my favorite each Monday. This, of course, is to motivate me to consciously "live juicy"! I hope you'll join me and share your "most alive moment" in the comments section so we may inspire each other.

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