My vintage look at summer for Summer Stock Sunday, hosted by Robin at Around the Island.
When my husband and I first began going out, he took me to the Exhibition in Toronto, known locally as the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition.) At one point we hopped in a photo booth and took the first of a series of summer photo booth pictures.
Once we got married, we moved our previous CNE tradition to our anniversary, and made sure to take a photo booth shot at some point during our day.
This one was taken here in Halifax a few years ago, just after we'd seen a movie. I'm looking forward to a lifetime collection of these.
Last week I mentioned my husband's suggestion that I write a sexy poem. And several of you wondered if I'd written one.
Here it is - it may actually be more romantic than sexy, but who's quibbling?
Expecting Someone Altogether Different
On my day off from work
I threw on my shapeless
Comfy black pants
My grass-stained garden clogs
I shuffled into the car
To pick you up from work
And because the timing
Had been so close
With Mom not knowing
If she'd be back from the store
If you'd have to call a cab
I parked the car
I went in the store
With my day-off-from-work
How many women
I thought to myself
Would enter their
Looking like this?
When you saw me
Your eyes lit up
Your smile was not
For the customer before you
And she could tell
She turned to look
I'm sure she was expecting
To see someone
Attached to the smile
To the look
You gave me
© Julia Smith / Aug. 14, 2010
How to participate in the 3:15 Experiment
Starting on the night of July 31/Aug. 1, set your alarm for 3:15 am, wake up, write a poem in the midst of your sleepiness and go back to sleep. Repeat each night for the month of August.
Visit the originators of the project for more information:
For more poetry, Ride the Poetry Train!
Robin says What a wonderful poem - I love the honesty and the sentiment, and above all the love, that shines through it. I love your photobooth tradition too, what a great idea.
Jessica Sieghart says The photo booth shots are an awesome idea! I like the fact that you spend your anniversary in a similar way each year, too. You wrote that poem at 3:15 in the morning? You go girl!!!
Akelamalu Love the romantic poem - that smile says it all!