This place does the most
things to my soul
Complete calm as I listen to the doves cooing in the trees outside our room
Shifting palm leaves rustle as I head out to let the tradewinds wrap
grasping at the freshness
Lush is a word that comes to mind–everything here, the vegetation, sand and sea
I am more thoughtful here, my mind opening up the spaces that become locked down in rainy winter months
Even my dreams are more vivid, full of meaning and flashing colors
In the days of spring, I take breaks at work to place my feet
box of sand and shells
Muted sounds of slat key guitar come from a small iphone speaker
This experience take me there a little, yet it
rain pelted windows
It’s just enough to remind my heart rate to again slow in rhythm of the
waves of the Pacific
When reverie becomes reality, and my buried feet are deep in the wet sand, I say the same prayer of gratitude
The mouthed words getting caught up in the crashing surf that creeps closer and closer as
to the place where ghosts of sand castles sink underground
It is hard to not let the longing for next time stand in the way of enjoying every moment of this grand escape..
Yet, I am here now–let these islands seep in my heart like a tropical shower
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The summer of travel…that’s where we’re living. This wanderlust heart loves to be on the move!
Funny enough, the bird’s eye view from a hotel balcony gave me my second favorite shot…
The image I will pin to my bulletin board is the one that speeds up my heart rate…Hawaii is where we honeymooned 16 years ago—love. this. man.
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Lovelies, I hope your summer is a smashing one—soaking up sun and eating meals outside…driveway games when the sun is going down…here’s to the months slowing down for all of us.