Monday, July 23, 2007

Coming Down

I'm back. Not all the way back though, you know how that is. I think I might be about a third of the way down that kite string, though gravity and reality are slowly slipping the string through my grip and will soon plant my feet on the ground.

I've got bunches of beach pictures to go through. And I'll do my best to spare you the monotonous cuteness of giggles in waves, etc. There are a few images in my mind of our trip that I don't have a picture of and I've been committing them to memory so I won't forget them. Like the walk my sister and I took one evening after a huge thunderstorm. We got down to the end of the houses on the beach and the light was eerily beautiful, emanating from clouds that someone must have just finished painting with orange and pink and lavender onto the denim gray sky. It was that kind of threatening but glowing light and it made the sea look so dark but the caps on the waves even brighter like someone turned up the contrast. Then it hit us. We saw nothing. Nothing. The houses, people, lights, cars, boats, bikes, surfboards, everything was all behind us and out of view. Only sand, sky, clouds, and ocean all running along side each other to a final point we that couldn't see was in our view. We stood and looked and laughed about how one could believe that you might just fall off the end of it if you kept going. I didn't want to walk anymore, and see something that might ruin the picture in my mind. So we turned around and walked home to our families with the beauty at our backs.

More soon, nice to be home. And thanks for all the sweet anniversary words, it was wonderful. xoxo,AM

14 comments:

  1. sounds already perfect. and it will look perfect, i'm sure.

    good to see you back, bringing us some color and inspiration :)

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  2. Welcome home! So glad you got away to the coast! Nothing like some fresh salty air~ Looking forward to your latest inspiration!

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  3. Just browsing the internet, very, very interesting blog.

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  4. I love the 'boy with kite' photo. The perspective is so interesting.

    Welcome home and I wish you the best as you go through 'culture shock' as you pick up where you left off. I always dream and think and plan of wonderful things I'll do when I get home. And that usually lasts until the next day when reality hits and obligations smack one in the face.

    Enjoy,
    Joni

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  5. Welcome back - enjoy the landing!

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  6. That sounds so perfect. Mmmm. Sister talks and walks are heavenly. Glad you were able to experenice all that goodness!

    Welcome back!!

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  7. Glad you had such a lovely time with your family. Beautiful writing Anna.

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  8. Georgia8:59 PM

    What a beautiful photo. :-)

    Welcome back.

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  9. Welcome back! I missed reading your blog. What a beautiful discription of the walk w/ your sister. I LOVE those rare moments in life. Great picture of the kite!

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  10. Welcome back and glad to hear you had a fantastic trip! As for the photos -- you really don't have to spare us :0).

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  11. Your description of the walk on the beach was beautiful, and your trip as a whole sounds like it was just the right amount of peace and serenity break you needed from an otherwise hectic life you and your family lead. Glad your "partially" back :)

    lucy

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  12. oh the picture you painted sounds breath taking!!! So glad you had a good time.

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  13. You must learn how to control stress to make yourself a better person

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