Saturday, June 02, 2007
The rain comes...
The drought is over...perhaps not completely for Florida-
but I think it is for me.
The people I've met, both intentionally and by chance, have "watered" me, and made impressions that will last a long time.
(St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine)
Gwapo- I couldn't help but think of you as I walked through the church... I felt connected to you in a way that's hard to explain- but however it's possible- it felt like you were there with me in spirit...
(me, at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustines)
K9 lives and breathes with a sense of control and awareness that is almost tangible. She is one of those rare people who are AWAKE as they move through life.
Meeting and being with her for several days was a gift...a LIFE gift...a gift of energy. I left her wanting to be a better person...
Thank you friend~
Kate was a gracious and lovely hostess- I loved being in her home every minute we were there. Her family is beautiful. She is a treasured friend. A real desire of my heart is to see her kids, and mine become friends.
I saw this and all I could think of was Pete! I took this photo for him...he was on my mind as I walked through St. Augustines-
It's a real hope of mine that I will get to spend a few days with Aunty Belle before the year is over.- She is a jewel of a lady...with more wisdom in her little finger than I have in my whole person. Her posts are insightful and deep. I felt sad when she left- there was SO much I wanted to talk about with her!
I'm home again- and the drought of kisses and hugs from the kids have been sweet- and hubs was quite happy to see me again too- which is a good thing.
I don't know exactly how my adventure to Florida has changed me- but I know it has. I feel more centered- and unwilling to get caught up in what other people think, or say, or feel- if it doesn't further who I am- or what I want to be.
I can not express to all of you how much this trip meant to me- but I promise you one thing...if ANY of you come close to where I am- I will do whatever I can to meet you. It can be a life changing thing- a bit of spice in a plain old pasta dish...
You DON'T want to miss it!
Love and hugs to all of you...especially those I met along the way.
You are each special in your own way- and I thank you.