Lunacy man, gosh darn lunacy. The sky is various shades of blue, the grass various shades of green and my life is various shades of gray. Well my favorite color is green but that doesn’t seem to get my point across. Oh wait dude, how about my life is like the time of day when the night sky fades into the sunrise and there are sooooo many colors. 😀 Blues, purples, pinks, reds, oranges, white (<— the stars or morning clouds) and yes there is gray and you don’t know which ones to look at first or for how long. For the love of all things people this analogy is perfect! Ooorrrr maybe my life is like a Jackson Pollock painting, colorful, messy, not remotely as pretty as the analogy above and you don’t know what the heck is going on. Um…I am going for the night fading into day scenario.
“Wyyyyyyyattt!”, I call out to him the morning as we are leaving for our big cross-country camping/backpacking extravaganza of a road trip. “Are we absolutely sure that we packed all of our stuff?!” “Duuude”, he yells back. “I know dude but I am just stupid excited and I am just trying to save us time and money by not having to purchase a bunch of stuff once we get to our first destination. Whereeeever that may be.” I cannot stop smiling as I drink my coffee and prance around the house in last minute excitement! We have been dreaming of this road trip for so long and it has finally come to fruition! A couple years of planning and trying to get the same amount vacation time, a month, from each of our jobs have made this a difficult but a fun time of planning. I use the term planning very loosely. Basically we decided to go on this adventure without a specific destination in mind but we did put a lot of time and thought into what gear we’d want to bring.
The second paragraph is what I imagine in my head. That one day I will be at that point with an amazing man and an amazing cross-country vacation planned.
Until then my life is like the first paragraph and I will continue to plug away at a dream where I am currently driving solo.
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow