Tuesday, September 01, 2009

explore. dream. discover.



"Throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain.
la provence.
it's been a while now since i've been promising that to myself.
just a bit of time away
to explore. dream. discover.
and today, i simply said yes.
on the 30th of september
me, myself and i
are going to pack our bags and pack the car
and take a little long drive.
an autumn drive.

and find our way here.

la madone.
the beautiful la madone


simply time away

to read. to write. to day dream.

to play with the camera again.

to wander. and to wonder.

to take lazy afternoon naps

or to walk along the sea.

maze myself thru vineyards

and tempt myself in markets.

with antiques or simply delicious delights

to taste with the autumn evening wine.


but mostly,

just to take deep and passionate breaths of life again.


there's a wonderful phrase in german

die seele baumeln lassen...

is to let the soul sway.


and that's just what i'm going to do.


time away. alone.

and smiling at strangers

and smiling at life.


and all the apartments at la madone are a treasure,

but it was the renaissance that i really fell in love with.


sometimes,

we simply have to say yes.

and sometimes,

we simply have to be good to ourselves.


la provence.

it's been a while now since i've been promising that to myself.

just a bit of time away

to explore. dream. discover.


2 comments:

Cori Fiddes said...

Enjoy this adventure! Just wanted to let you know that I finally took your advice and started a blog myself. I've called it "Survival of the Fiddes" It's not much so far, but just wanted to send a note and let you know I'm thinking of you.
Take care,
Cori

susan said...

ooh angie, i am simply green... would i love to come along? you bet! you must go to russillion in the Luberon! http://www.theluberon.com/ it is so beautiful with the pigment all around. sigh, you deserve a wonderful trip! go, enjoy and think great thoughts there. love love love, susan