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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Relating to Jenny...

Remember that part in Forest Gump where Jenny's just a little girl and prays, "Dear God, make me a bird so I can fly far far away".... 

I sure can relate to that lately with all the predictable non-sense that's been happening in the U.S..  Not knowing what to do with our money we've worked so hard to save to be able to travel someday, not knowing if travel will even be an option before long, not knowing what will become of our government, not knowing if food and oil will still make its way to our shores, not knowing if the 9 hurricanes predicted in a time like this will drop us to our knees... Lots of unknowns make flying off to Ecuador to visit friends, or to Ireland to lay in the grassy meadows with a pint of Guinness, or even to Thailand or India to ride bareback on an elephant and eat exotic curried dishes just to knock it off my bucket list... They are all not seeming like such bad ideas in a time like this... But yet, like the rest of you, I have a never ending list of responsibilities to tend too that it seems I can't just run away.  And after all, I could never just up and leave my hubby, (as he obviously is not able to run off with me), or my favorite mutt in the whole wide world, (who will forever go wherever we go).

So the other day, I got to fly away in my mind by watching these paragliders from our roof top.  I imagine they didn't have a care in the world as the perfect thermals seemed to sweep them miles and miles away over the ocean.  One of the free birds gave me a wave and then spread his arms like a red tail hawk off the Northern Coasts of California and let the winds carry him where they may as he soared in the sky.  I wondered in that moment if he actually knew what it feels like to fly...

Here are some pictures I took while watching the paragliders from our rooftop...



In between the palms...







And on a different note, I have some VERY exciting news about a gift I received in the mail.  I need to photo shoot it first though... so you'll just have to hold your horses. =]

XOXO,
Q.B.

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