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What was my perfect moment?
The Big Easy
I spent much of December* channeling Maria von Trapp (or, rather, Julie Andrew's version of her). So many of my favorite things came together I wanted to burst into song as if on top of a mountain at several points during the month.
One weekend in particular, I enjoyed a convergence of some my favorite things: time with with my husband, time to myself, and travel to a place that's new to me. A place that has good food and good music, to boot!
My husband and I had a chance to travel to New Orleans, just the two of us, for a long weekend. The afternoon we arrived we walked through the French Quarter and had a late lunch at a venerable Bourbon Street restaurant. We returned to a different restaurant the next evening for dinner. My handsome husband started the meal with a Sazerac, a New Orleans cocktail, while I indulged in a Lavender Champagne. Superbly matched to my senses. Dinner was divine.
My husband was in New Orleans for a conference, so while he worked the rest of the weekend, I walked. I visited the National WWII Museum downtown and leisurely explored the French Quarter, delighting in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes.
Perhaps the peak moment of perfection for me was brunch alone at the Courtyard of Two Sisters. A huge buffet yielded bacon, the best grits I'd ever had, spinach and bread pudding, all with Creole accents (sadly, I had to stay away from shellfish). I was seated outdoors in the courtyard, right in front of a three-piece New Orleans jazz band. Just me and my very-pleased senses, augmented by perfect weather and a good book on my Kindle.
A blast of bliss. So glad I noticed it.
* Yes,December was also a tragic month, collectively, and a pall was cast. Still, perfect moments exist for each of us, ready to be noticed.
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Lori Lavender Luz writes regularly at LavenderLuz.com about parenting and living mindfully. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption will be published by Rowman & Littlefield and available in March, 2013. She lives in Denver and on Twitter she's @LavLuz.
The next Perfect Moment Monday event will begin January 28.
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