well after Mrs D’s comment about Pink Clouds, I also googled it. In my brief and ridiculously condensed version, pink clouds are when you’re having happy times in sobriety .. so happy, in fact, that you might fall off the cloud on the other side and then drink.
well, i’ve been thinking about it, and here’s what i have to say about pink clouds.
bring them on. all good days are good days. i’ll take some glistening highs, thanks, because they beat the shit out of hung over lows. i’m going to inhale my pink clouds and really blow pink smoke. Crashing on the other side? i really am thankful for the warning. i’ll be on the watch. think i’ll be on careful watch for ANOTHER pink cloud that i can leap on to just as this one is on its way out…
in other news …
went to my first sober concert last night. every single person in the small venue had a beer in their hand. every one. it’s like they’ve all been brainwashed into believing that the only way to enjoy a live musical event is if you’re mostly hammered (see what i’ve learned from hanging out with you-all?).
it was the first concert i’ve ever attended where i wasn’t waiting for it to be over. honestly, most shows, about 45 minutes in, and i’m ready to go home. agitated. checking my watch, are we done yet? not last night. i was dancing and listening and people watching and band watching. I was silently retuning this one’s guitar and i was wondering if that one ever stopped moving.
when it was over, we came outside and there was a little bit of light left in the sky (love living as north as we do now). i told hubby that i really loved living in this foreign-to-me country, and that we hardly ever go out anymore on weeknights and should do it more often.
i wonder why we haven’t been going out more. probably because after the first glass of wine at dinner time, all motivation is lost. all energy to do anything.
can’t believe i’ve been living in this amazing city and haven’t really been taking advantage of it. (Can’t believe i’ve been living in this amazing LIFE and haven’t been taking advantage of it …)
bring on the pink clouds. they can bite me 🙂