We have seen many photos of the colored lights and the festivities centered around "The Running of the Balls" in Sunset Hills this past weekend. We were struck by the tranquility by the scene at the above home on Ridgeway Avenue on Saturday, a few hours before light timers clicked to the "on" position, unleashing the technicolor display of light balls, and well before 3,500 runners descended in festive garb. The above scene depicts front-row seating and a fire pit ready for viewing the runners' triple lap around the neighborhood.
As darkness fell, the family filled the chairs, and then some; logs were ablaze; neighbors and friends visited and got reacquainted. While the whole evening was fabulous, there was something magical about that calm, quiet time before the event started. It reminds us of the proverbial saying, "silence is golden". Sometimes it is great to be in the middle of activity and noise; however, the din is most appreciated when punctuated by moments of silence. No matter how much residents love being Greensboro's epicenter of decoration-madness, surely, the Sunset Hills families of Greensboro are looking forward to the quietness of January when the tree balls are quietly lowered. Before you know it, all will be calm- even in Sunset Hills.