Last night, after Sidnei picked me up from school, we decided to stop at this little bar that also grills meat. It was deadly hot and we just wanted to sit somewhere with a slight breeze and drink an ice cold coke with our porção mista (a plate with assorted types of grilled meats). It was really great. The breeze started to blow, warning of the rain that was soon to come, and lucky us, a band was setting up to play ao vivo(live). Of course I say band, but really it was two guys with two acoustic guitars, an amp, and a microphone doing covers. And really, they were good. Not great, but good.
However, as I was sitting there, I had this realization that if I left Brazil, this is exactly would I miss. The hot summer days cooled by a summer night breeze (a little anyway), little bars, the good and simple food, a bottle of coke, a little bit of music, my feet up and my man by my side. Completely, 100% relaxed. I wanted to take a picture, so I would always remember that night, the way that I felt right then...but it was just too good to get up. So I stayed, I enjoyed, and after almost 3 hours the skies parted, the rain fell, we ran to our car, and went home.
Things that were once so new are now common. And though, I don't feel this way every day, I am so grateful for moments like last night. To be able to feel at peace with where I'm at. Even so much so, that I even loved the bright yellow plastic tables.
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