The Life of Bon: Look at all the people

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Look at all the people

Saturday marked my first official day of summer vacation and I spent most of the day slaving away, helping Hubs with a painting project.  Aren't I such a good wife?

About 4:00 I was totally beat and I realized with sudden abruptness that my summer plans of laying around and doing nothing weren't exactly panning out.  So I put my foot right down right then and there and said, "Listen up Hubs!  This is my first day of summer vay cay I can't just be working all day!  I'm a free woman, and now I need to be free, dang it!"  To which Hubs looked at me and said, "Ok.  That's fine. I have to go to a performance anyway."

Sometimes boys just won't let you be dramatic, you know?

And so I was off with my girlfriends to Seven Peaks, the local water park where we have season passes.  (Oh yah!  Doing summer in style!)  We went on a few of the big rides, but mostly we floated slowly around the lazy river with not a care in the world.  I tormented a ten year old boy who was a self proclaimed "Marauder" (To which I said:  "What the heck is a marauder?"  To which my friend said: "Aren't you an English teacher?" To which I felt like an idiot.) who spent much of his time swimming under us, around us, trying to flip us, etc.  You know the flirting antics of ten year old boys, don't you?  (FYI:  For those of you who don't know, to maraud means to roam or go around in quest of plunder or make a raid for booty.  There's no shame in not knowing, people.)

I couldn't help but notice all the people as we lazed around and around and around.  Some skinny some fat some black some white some old some young.  Some with scars and tattoos some with fake boobs and fake tans.  Some with sunglasses some suth sunburns some with diet cokes some with giant tubes.  I couldn't help but look at all these people and start to wonder:

When was your first kiss?
What are you most afraid of?
Have you ever experienced great loss?
Do you get along with your family?
What makes you laugh?
What do you believe in?
How do you treat other people?
What enemies have you made along the way?
What trials have you overcome?
What makes you cry?
What hurts your feelings?
What makes you happy?

And then you know what really blows my mind when I'm floating around on the lazy river making eyes with the ten year old marauder? 

The fact that God knows every one one of these people in the water park.  That he knows all of their fears, their strengths, their hopes, their dreams, their struggles.

Pretty amazing when you think about it.


  1. Glad you redeemed your first day of summer!

  2. seriously. I am always trying to be dramatic and it never fails ... I get an "ok" or "no bigge" or "oh Tiff".
    enjoy the summer. you deserve it!

  3. From a fellow English teacher, I did not know what marauder means either. Why is it that people assume that since you're a teacher of English that you, of course, must know what every word in the English language means? haha. It is very cool indeed that the God who made the universe knows us so personally; He is amazing. Have a great summer!

  4. I always wonder that when I people watch. Its kinda fun to place people where you think they are in life.