March 18, 2009

'I could tell you my adventures — beginning from this morning, it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.*

last night I went out for cocktails with sister and friends to denote the one Irish holiday we people with last names that end in "ough" get....yes, yes, the holiday everyone has highjacked now as an excuse to drink green beer and wear silly buttons about kissing. I kid...well, mostly...yeah...I kid.

it was a good time, the band was decent and loud, the food was good, the weather was perfect to be outside though next time I'll check the temperature over the cuteness factor and the company couldn't be better.

this outing is what spurred my previous post about remembering what is good in your life and making the best of the situation. while out, there was a man celebrating in his wheelchair, obviously paralyzed from the chest down...he was on the dance floor spinning in his chair - dancing with the ladies and drinking his beer. Though life is difficult - he's not letting it hold him back.

then there was the man that most of his face was scarred and covered with a birthmark that rendered his skin red and purple. on his arm was a lovely woman...proof that you can find love with inner beauty.

on the way to the outing, my sister and I were talking about the song on the radio. not one of my favorites, "love story" by taylor swift and I remarked that it isn't a favorite song, then my sister (who has been through some tough times with a divorce over the past two years) said, "everyone needs a love story. every little girl deserves to feel like a princess and every little boy deserves to feel like a prince." it made my heart happy. because we do all deserve to be loved...and I hope that everyone figures out their love story...whether it's with another person or with yourself. love is where it's at baby. love is where it's at.

finally, I came back home to two puppies who have welcomed me (somewhat) into their homes. with plenty of puppy happiness to see me and acceptance of back scratching. it may not be a love story but it's good enough.

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in the meantime...I can wander in my new surroundings. today I found this wonderful old street off the northern boulevard. it was full of closed storefronts, old men sitting on front porches...and even a fallout shelter. quite a change from all the pretty flowers lately.

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*Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (as if you didn't know)

22 comments:

  1. Love that green against that blue wall!!!

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  2. The pictures and the sentiment are both gorgeous, Char.

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  3. that first photo is amazing.
    really, wow!

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  4. I don't think I even have to say it....but I will....I LOVE THOSE PHOTOS !!!

    I think the two of us would get in lots of trouble together, now that I know you love the old like I do !!!

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  5. I've become addicted to your blog, Char! Your words and your choice of photos, are always magical!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful post from beginning to end! Love the quote, what a wonderful story of the things you noticed and felt, and gorgeous artistic photos. It was kind of like a great dinner, delightful appetizer, heart warming meal, and a big sigh over dessert.

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  7. I LOOOOVE that you said your love story doesnt have to be with another "person"...brilliant. And so true. I've always felt like I had a secret love affair going with my art, lol. I would tell you not to tell my husband but he's known all along. ;)
    xxoo,
    a.

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  8. oh Char this story made me smile....the images are dramatic in their own right!

    i am so using that quote Friday ok!!??

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  9. OMG, amazing images!!! And a wonderful story, too. :)

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  10. Love the pictures! http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

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  11. just beautiful. love oozes from this post.

    i love these two photos. makes me want to wander my streets while i don't have a job and look for something different, yet beautiful.

    i think i will. see, there you go again, inspiring me!

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  12. what a beautiful post. and I LOVE the photos . the blue and green in the first one is so gorgeous. yes there's beauty everywhere here as always.

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  13. Excellent post, Char. Love what you've done with both of these pictures. And I especially love that you're going out and getting the pictures. And then, of course, sharing them with us!

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  14. I absolutely love your urban shots myfriend; they prove there's beauty in everything.

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  15. sounds as if I would like your sister as much as I like you. =]

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  16. beautiful shots!!! and i hope those dogs keep warming up to you!

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  17. Those photos are AWESOME. I especially love the first one. It would be beautiful blown up and framed or even painted. Just great. You have a great eye.

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  18. Nice post, a slice of life showing really how much we can see out there, and capture, in words and in photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thank you Char. I loved this post on sooo many levels. another song that ran through my mind was Gotta be Somebody by Nickelback

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  20. this is so sweet! {and I totally agree with St. Patty's Day ..my maiden name is Shanahan ...lol}

    ...and GORGEOUS photos ...that blue wall!?!?!? insanely awesome.

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  21. Oh, such amazing images you give us. Such beauty I find here.

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.