Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Way You Look Tonight

Tonight was one of those ordinary nights that is, at the same time, special and magical.

Jack and I went to Lincoln Park to listen to a band, bringing with us a picnic of McDonald's. Then we played on the playground, where he was a knight and I was a dragon. I said it was time to go, but he wanted to dance.

The band was playing "The Way You Look Tonight." I looked down at my dance partner, four years old, wearing a t-shirt that's too big for him and his favorite pair of faded red shorts. He was covered in a mixture of sweat, dirt, and chocolate. And his dancing consisted of manic spinning and flailing arms.

The lyrics were apt:

Lovely... Never, ever change.
Keep that breathless charm.
Won't you please arrange it?
'Cause I love you... Just the way you look tonight.

3 comments:

Candice @ I Have Run said...

This made me smile!!

Lisa said...

:-) That was sweet.

joyRuN said...

Good heavens, I dunno why I should be so completely teary at this point.