"i am soooo not amused by being strapped in this thing."
the other night i was scrambling around like a madwoman after dinner to get us all on our bikes and on the road by 6:30. you see, a few days earlier, i had dropped william at a football game and happened down this farm road (lies. i was looking for these sunflowers that i heard existed.). really, i was just in search of said sunflowers, but what made the whole thing that much more spectacular was the sunset. i don't know if i've been deprived of sunsets my whole life, or haven't paid enough attention to them, or haven't been in the right place to see them, but they are nothing short of amazing to me. miraculous even. maybe they're just that way for everyone, a life full of sunsets or not. i better stop cause i'm starting to sound cliche.
so there i was, driving and trying my best to keep my eyes on the road because the sunset was incredible. the whole thing was incredible. i knew i had to bring the family back, and by bike if we could manage it. we did. there we were, riding to this farm while the sun was going down (i underestimated how long three miles both ways would feel when you're out of shape and pregnant and your bike has no gears but the rest of the family's bikes do have gears but that's beside the point). the sunset just kept changing and becoming more colorful and more unreal as we rode. you could take your eyes off it for a moment, look back, and it'd be altogether different. and all of this over an enormous field of sunflowers.
doesn't get much better than that.
and just like that, it was gone.