What is sexy?
Saturday, July 28, 2012
A couple weeks back this question was posted on the Summer 5% Challenge message board and quite truthfully I had no idea how to go about answering it. I never really think in terms of sexy. Cute maybe. Handsome maybe. But not sexy. I work in a community where the people whose children I teach act like sexy means plastic surgery, big diamonds and bigger SUVs, and fine wines over lunch. Out of 33 school districts, however, we rank 28 in terms of pay and benefits, so there's no fear that I will ever live in their neighborhoods or live their lifestyles, which is really fine and dandy by me (except for the fact that I haven't had a raise in over 4 years - I am topped out on our payscale with 21 years in the district). But I digress. In the past 48 hours I've discovered my vision of sexy. So bear with me.
Two evenings ago DH won tickets from the local radio station to see a "Private Listerner's Concert" with the Lumineers. We're not big on being out at nite, much less far from home (downtown is "far from home - 25 miles -if you are DH), but being that it is summer and the concert was free, we decided to splurge with a nite out. I loved every moment! We were surrounded by people who were genuinely down to earth - casually dressed, eager to share their tables, apologetic if they backed into you or stepped on your toes, and no where was there any evidence of wealth or one-up-manship. We're talking happy-to-meet you types of people. Sexy. And dang, the music was pretty good, as well!
And then I saw it again in the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. The twinkling in the eyes of the athletes. Their uncontained smiles. The pure joy of being in a crowd of like-minded people who were living their dreams. Sexy. As each athlete made their way into the stadium, I marveled with them and could feel their excitement and happiness to have made it to this point. That to me is pretty darn sexy.
Side note: I fell in love with the "Independent Olympic Athletes" - three men and one woman. Did you see them? I can't wait to follow them!