2017 Something New: A Starry, Starry Night

    A great friend had a birthday this week – a kind, gentle soul who has been spreading her love on this earth for a long time – so we had to have a party to celebrate.  Last night twenty of our closest friends celebrated on her patio and gazebo under the moon and patio lights.  Even though it was hot, we had food and drink and sang happy birthday while the lights twinkled and the fans blew away as much heat as possible.  To borrow from the movie Throw Mamma from the Train, the night was sultry!

Writers are a special kind of people.  They love greatly, express themselves well, and enjoy life.  I thought of the literary greats who met at coffee houses (or bars) and discussed their latest creation.  And we did. We spoke of life and fiction, travels and old times.  The moon rose and the heat subsided.  We stayed later than we should and exhausted our hostess.  But I know she loved it even as the ice cream melted onto the table cloth.

This morning when I went back to gather my things and clean up, she was talking about when we could do it again and how we could make it better.  I doubt we could make it better; it was a starry, starry night.  But we can try.  Maybe spring or fall when it is not as hot, but what are you going to do when you’re a July baby?  Birthdays come when they do, you can’t adjust the weather.

I look forward the next time.  We can eat, drink and be merry. Mostly we can enjoy the company.  You don’t have to have a birthday to enjoy your friends.


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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4 Responses to 2017 Something New: A Starry, Starry Night

  1. Martha Draper says:

    Well said…such a fun evening!!!


  2. slmcpartland says:

    I love the sultry summer nights outside when a slight breeze cools your skin and gives one a feeling of “all’s well”…so I loved this post. A couple of years ago I posted a blog about a wedding in the Flint Hills of Kansas… that night was magical under the stars with friends and family and this evening with friends that you describe is one of those special times too! We are kids of the Midwest are we not?!


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