"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, May 28, 2012


And what a full weekend it was... So full that I didn't start packing until last night. I didn't sleep very much, but I guess with 12 hours to go on the plane that won't matter...

This weekend was:
bike riding with friends to an annual festival,
performers lining the streets (including Bruiser here),
along with artisans, vendors,
kids' rides and of course festival food like kettle corn.
An impromptu bbq with friends at home,
and a birthday party to top it all off.

But the best part of this weekend was that it
did not end like it began.
I believe there is purpose to heartache and confusion,
and it's called faith and hope.
And even when direct answers are not found,
sometimes it's because
they aren't needed.

I also believe that we all want the same thing,
to be looked in the eye
and have our soul recognized,
through our human faults and shortcomings,
our fears and failures.
A wish that our truest selves
still shines brighter than any
dark storms that may distort our vision,

The weekend has come full circle
lined with a silent understanding,
and a promise for a different ending.
We have found goodness and
an olive branch,
peace and an easier ability
to exhale.
Somehow things always
end better when a little
faith is involved...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
~Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Wishing you a beautiful week and I will see you soon on the other side of the Atlantic...




  1. so happy the pendulum swung in the other direction and good times were had...bike riding and bbq and a birthday party...good times indeed.

  2. "I believe there is purpose to heartache and confusion,
    and it's called faith and hope. " I love this line the best. Beautifully put!

  3. It's great that things are looking up for you and that you are finding some good closure. Have a safe trip.

  4. bon voyage! glad you had a great weekend and so cool that you've already made so many friends. you'll have a great adventure and yet be excited to come home too. looking forward to your pics of paris!

  5. glad the weekend ended on a much better note.

    such a beautiful way to look at things, a positive outlook. hope you have an AMAZING time in France. Safe travels!


  6. Ol Bruiser is a mainstay around here. Glad he (and many other things) brightened your day. And oh, oh France! Enjoy, enjoy. I haven't been there for 19 years (!) Soak it all up!

  7. I am so glad that the space of a few days has helped...it sounds like a wonderful weekend! Sending hugs for a wonderful trip!

  8. So glad you had a wonderful weekend! Safe travels.


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