Busy day, Father’s Day, so I’m just now getting to this. Had a very nice day, starting at 5:30 when I got up for my run. It’s my long slow distance run, so I loaded up Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks & Graham Parsons GP on the ipod. Don’t know why that seemed appropriate, there’s nothing particularly similar about them, but the two albums actually worked well together. Contemplative I guess, & well suited to my needs.
It was a beautiful morning, & quiet. Got to the beach by 6:00 am, everything was just waking up. Light breeze & a great temp (69 degrees) made for a good start. Headed out East, running into the sun, watching the pelicans & other shore birds fishing as well as a few fishermen w/ cast nets or wade fishing. Usually, I’ll have the ipod on shuffle, but neither of these albums work well that way. I listened to Astral Weeks as I watched the sun rise & then Graham Parsons on the way back. Made for a very nice run.
Father’s Day was wonderful. At 53 years old I’m the very proud father of a 7 year old. Having a child late in life, I appreciate the honor maybe a bit more than I would have earlier.