Oklahoma is by far, my favorite musical. To be honest, I don't even know why. As a kid, I was involved in many a musical- first as a member of the chorus and later as part of the backstage fun bunch. Even with all that musical experience, I was never a part of the production of my favorite show.
I think it's that opening sequence when Gordon McRae belts out "Oh What A Beautiful Morning."
It was that kind of day in my neck of the woods today. I was up early, feeling more rested than usual, with a shortlist of things to accomplish today. By 1:00 pm I had been to Uhaul to have a trailer hitch installed and been to the gym for a bike ride.
Blue skies and bright sunshine pulled me outside and I headed to a local park, Roosevelt Island, for a stroll. Fresh air and sunshine were in abundance, as were kids, families, puppies and bird enthusiasts. I took my time on the mile-long path that outlines the island. I stopped to take in the shedding cattails in the marsh smiling as I listened to the wind whistle between the trees. Traffic from the nearby highway could have been easily mistaken for rushing water, so it was easy to forget exactly where I was.
Rodgers and Hammerstein had it spot on when writing about a day just like this. It's the kind of day that makes me feel like everything's going my way.
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