yes. this is 0ne of those "pictures say a thousand words" type moments. just drink it in for a moment. o.k. have you dabbed the moisture from your eyes or picked yourself up off of the floor from laughter? i think this picture is more than enough for an entire post on its own, but i wanted to tell you what happened when these glasses were first worn.
sonny found these at the "shekel shop" on sunday morning (the place where good little sunday school kids can turn in their "shekels" they earned for little prizes). we were waiting for our food at jason's deli with the after church crowd and he pulled them out. he and noah immediately put them on (ari would not partake in such silliness). i laughed. snapped a picture. and then, didn't really think much about it. in that short amount of time i started to realize we were garnering attention. the people around us were looking. kids were unashamedly staring. adults were "stealing" glimpses and suppressing laughs. if you know my husband, you know this was like pouring gas on a fire. he never took them off. he kept a straight face, ate his food, conversed with us, and just kept wearing those glasses. he then decided to get a drink refill which required a walk all the way through the restaurant and soon the whole place was responding the way our immediate neighbors were. when he stood in line for the softserve people didn't know what to do. he was causing a change in an entire restaurant and he was loving it! how could a little piece of cardboard make such an impact? complete strangers were talking to one another. adults and kids were interacting with laughter and joy. everyone felt a kind of camaraderie and walls were broken down.
the beauty was-sonny never said anything. not a word. people were brought together. smiles were eeked out. memories were made. as i watched all this take place i thought...what a fabulous sunday tradition! we should do this every week! i am on the lookout for ideas (please share if you have one) of things we could do or wear to a public place that would have a similar effect. i think it would be delightful for those around us, but even more, a treasure for our family.