It would take a tiny bit more than eliminating responsibilities to give me that perfect day. I’d also need some decent weather … cool but clear. Think New England, early half of October bright with autumn leaves and just the tiniest bite in the air.
Add a couple of cameras (no problem, I’ll just grab that bag over there, thanks) and one smiling husband. Just for the day, let’s rent a convertible. I’ll tie my hair back and let the wind try to get the clips out. I want to feel that breeze in my face.
We can go anywhere, right? Stop for ice cream along the way. Discover someplace new, a waterfall we’ve never seen, a brook where heron’s fish or swans are nesting. We’ll capture it and each other in pictures, then on the way home, stop to eat. We’ll gorge on Japanese food and complaining about how much we overate, drive slowly home.
As we relax on the love seat, I’ll fire up my laptop and we can look at our day’s work. Tell each other how wonderful we are and mean every word of it.
It sounds kind of ordinary I guess. Maybe so, but the best days are ones we spend with people we love in the places we want to be. If you are feeling good, that makes it perfect.