Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We Are Young

Friday night into the wee hours of Saturday morning, Chuck and I were on tenterhooks. Chuck had what can best be described as a health crisis. We drove to the Emergency Room and after more than three and a half hours and lots of tests, we left reassured and almost relieved. The very long ride to the ER was taut and tense but punctuated with nervous laughter. Laughter after all is not only the best medicine it’s how the two of us cope with what comes along labeled as “Life.” The ride home was heavy on genuine laughter with a whole lot of counting of blessings.

Arriving home after 5:00 a.m., with the sky lightening to that beautiful marine blue of dawn, we were delighted to be home. As we pulled into the driveway the song “We Are Young” by Fun came on the radio. I put the Subaru in park, turned the engine off, but left the key in the ignition and turned the radio up. We got out of the car, left the doors open and danced to the music with our arms up in the air. The only thing missing was lighters held up toward the stage.

Here’s Fun’s video of “We Are Young”. To my taste, the video is just O.K. But the song is fabulous. Maybe if Fun ever does a re-shoot they can capture two people, with 123 years of life experience between them, dancing in their driveway, having just dodged a bullet...


Sue said...

Oh Lee!

Life is crazy and you guys have had your fair share of stress to deal with together. So glad that Chuck is safe and well. Thinking of you and sending heaps of love,

PS. Laughter and chocolate (and wine) have seen me through some pretty tough times - it does work, it is the best medicine!!

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Worries, and then some.

Roo said...

Hey hey - I'm playing catch up again, so apologies for my tardiness!

Glad to hear you are OK Chuck, and that the both of you, as always manage to find happiness in the most strained of circumstances. I'd like to see that dance sometime, and I hope you didn't wake the crocodile!

Love xxx

PS - it's taken me 6 attempts to prove I'm not a robot... oh dear..