Today, my little family and I left the real world behind and immersed ourselves in the Oklahoma State Fair for almost the entire day. We walked. We ate. We played. We smiled. We ate some more. We laughed. We held hands. We walked even further. We ate again. We roamed. We giggled. And then, of course, we ate one last time.
It was a little slice of heaven. I left the phone at home. And the camera. And simply immersed myself totally in the joy of watching the three people I love most in this world enjoying a crisp, sunshiny day of fall. I took many a mental snapshot of the pleasure on their faces as they soared in the air on the Crazy Plane, the greasy facial remnants after the requisite turkey leg consumption, the sticky cotton candy hands, the sunburn on the nape of the neck. Those treasured images, and these words, I hope will always take me back to a day that was sheer perfection.