For Day 22’s Blogging 101 assignment, we are supposed to Try a Blog Event. I have chosen to participate in Firebonnet’s Random Moments of Delight Challenge. The premise is simple. Share a random moment of delight. 🙂
I have chosen this photo of my son. It seems only fitting that it was taken at the reception following his graduation from music school. He’s a serious musician, working hard for 8 years to reach the day he is ready to head off to college. I took the picture because it really did make me smile. After receiving awards and well-earned recognition all day, I happened to look over and see him taking a selfie of himself with a graduation balloon. My 6’2″ closer to 19 than 18 almost high school graduate was doing something so silly and so cute and so unlike the quiet musician most people see. It might seem so out of character to some people but it was actually so “him.” The fact that I can’t see his face is the deciding factor. His dad and I spent years at performances trying to get the perfect seat with the most unobstructed view of him and once we thought we had it, he would move forward and scoot his music stand closer, effectively blocking out his face. My son and his balloon make me smile because I’m happy for him and all of his accomplishments and I’m thrilled to see that he can still get enjoyment out of the littlest things. Like a graduation balloon.