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Thursday, December 28, 2006


"The way we deal with fear defines who we are." -- Colleen Patrick

The rest of my quote, which generally goes unsaid:

"In the face of trepidation, the cowards and the courageous are immediately identified."

We can't always be courageous, but to understand that it's always a choice is perhaps the most important realization we can possess.


Meanwhile, what a magnificent evening last night!

Under a clear, black sky with stars scattered everywhere in sight, the holiday lights radiated from the streets, trees and stores in Seattle.

They were positively delightful, engaging, colorful and briliant!

Street after street featured storefront exhibits with "light touches," in store exhibitions and despite the holidays winding down, a continuing and lively spirit of the season.

Macy's boasted an awesome and large model train display - I was sick I forgot my camera! It was top quality and completely engaging - taking up a full window corner of the store. It was difficult to leave when we found more and more terrain, flora and fauna detail in the landscape scene.

Choo choo!

The large carousel was brightly lit as the kids rode their wooden horses 'round and 'round to the sound of the Gypsy Kings' music - which I *think*had a holiday tune in there somewhere.

A venti (the largest cup) hot chocolate with whipped cream accompanied our walk to keep us warm and our tastebuds fluttering following a terrific dinner at one of my very favorite downtown restaurants - Mama's Mexican Kitchen.

Hours of intense conversation - catching up with past adventures, outlining plans for the future and of course *astute* observations of every subject covered from politics to lessons learned to perceptions to attempting to understand others and their behavior in our past, present and future decorated the ambiance.

A special, memorable evening, indeed, whose pictures will linger in my mind for years to come.


  • At 3:04 AM, Blogger Digger said…

    Ahh Mama's Mexican Kitchen - I remember it well, and I still have their book of matches!

  • At 12:40 PM, Blogger cp said…

    digger! Ah, yes! The start of a 10+ year friendship! Hmm. I'm surprised they let you leave with an incidiary device .. seein's how I told them to keep you away from the sharp cutlery in case you had one of your "episodes" ...! ;-) I still remember the outrageous stories we told our Corrie mates about how horridly we got on .. Shocking they didn't believe us, wot? Cheers, mate! ;-)


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