Sunday, April 11, 2010

Afternoon in the Park

It was a beautiful day today so Tru and I decided to take the bean (Coco) to Pioneer Park for the afternoon. Since it was a Sunday afternoon, the park was loaded with lincoln locals. Going to the park gives you a sense of community. Everyone smiles at each other when they walk by, couples are snuggling together in the shade, and kids are flying their kites. When you're at the park, you're there to relax--not worry about what's coming tomorrow. I think it's a time when everyone is truly living in the present.
Coco still hasn't mastered the art of walking. She gets tangled in her leash every few steps and walks way too fast. Truman and I were laughing at how she would be a terrible show dog. Most likely she would get disqualified for humping her component (she's at that stage).

We explored the park for a while and then found a spot to relax. Moments like these are the ones I will remember. Napping on a blanket, discussing our future together, and enjoying the beauty that God has created for us.

To me, nature is a sign of hope. We all know that the darkness of this life is consequence of the fall, but it's encouraging to know that despite our sinful nature, God has still given us a sense of peace through his art. I'd like to think He's giving us a preview of what's to come.
I plan to spend many days like these this summer.



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