Last week Jude, Frank, and I decided to get together right after work on Thursday. We ordered a pizza and sat on my back porch enjoying a delightful late summer evening. At 7:30 we made our way to Deepwater Theater for the Molasses Creek concert. We all agreed that it was an outstanding performance. As usual, everything clicked. The band's energy level was contagious, and their songs, a wonderful combination of bright, foot-stomping tunes, thoughtful & reflective lyrics, fast-paced instrumentals, and humorous parodies kept the audience thoroughly engaged. I had almost as much enjoyment watching the people around me. Their heads bobbed in time with the music, and their smiles, laughter, and applause erupted spontaneously throughout the evening. It was as fine a performance as I've experienced anywhere.
As I meandered down Howard Street on my way home I caught glimpses of the star-studded sky between the crowns of live oaks. At my gate on Lawton Lane I looked up into the unobstructed heavens. For a time I just stood in awe of the night sky, the Milky Way spread across the dome above me, bright and clear. As I placed my hand on the fence a shooting star streaked across the eastern sky. I opened the gate and walked quietly home.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082110.htm.