I was blessed yesterday when a friend and I went to the local Sunday Farmers' Market.
It was a sunny mid-day and people were milling all over the place. Most of them, however, congregated at the designated area for eating where a 10-member band played jazzy rock-and-roll music.
Good vibrations emanated from the enticing music, the variety of food offered by vendors, the relaxed demeanor of people of all ages, and the sunny morning.
My friend and I lost no time in joining people dancing to the band.
I could tell that the band was energized and inspired by the audience's participation.
After my friend and I were spent dancing, we bought and enjoyed a Thai green papaya salad and organic fresh fruit shakes.
Later, as we were leaving, we bumped into Auntie Linda, a local personality, who excitedly told us her joy for the day.
She said that she started the day not knowing what to do. She didn't have the money to even buy food for her pet dog. She made leis of fresh flowers and brought them to the market. By the time the market was winding up, she had enough money to buy food for her dog and a little extra to treat herself to some green papaya salad.
She was grateful.
And like Auntie Linda, I was grateful for a wonderful Sunday of fellowship, music, dance, and good energies.
I took the photos below of some market scenes using my "smart phone."
People eating while listening to the band
Dancing to the band's beat
pineapples and bananas
costume jewelry being sold
fruits and vegetables
especial home-made soap
a vendor selling local honey
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- ARIEL MURPHY