Last Summer, we made a journey, both difficult and rewarding...
Then the Journey both ended and continued, as we made an escape of sorts, to a last minute MUCH NEEDED vacation, just the four of us, to a place I'd always longed to go; the Pacific Northwest.
We ate at amazing restaurants, stayed in last minute, book as you drive hotels.
The images are the Columbia River Gorge. I keep the link to the US Forest Service Air Quality Images, which update the above image every 15 minutes, on my computer at all times the past several months. It gives me much needed pause, even refreshment. The one at the bottom should refresh itself for you, too.
Between grief and renewal, nostalgia and refreshment, comfort and newness, East and West, South and North, I found so much. Among my regrets-- that there is never enough time.
I wish I could have more time, with my brother, with all loved ones... I wish I could have done more on that trip... made more connections, one in particular, strengthened others.
But I trust. That hearts are where they are best supposed to be whenever possible, even if bodies, schedules aren't. It's all I can do at this point. Because, There Is Never Enough Time. Not Ever. But each moment is precious. Our value of moments and each other transcends time and space.
I'm counting on it.
XO XO My Dear Ones.
(On a lighter note, my kids wish we hadn't missed ComicCon by mere hours...! : P Laugh when you can, whenever you can. Better Laughter than tears!)