Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where Would You Be?

We have a game in our family that we play at dinner-time sometimes. It starts in the form of a question: "If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?" Usually this question occurs during a busy time of work or study. Often it's a poignant walk down memory lane. There are no restrictions to the answer you may give, but it is always amazing that family members usually cite a place they have already been. Past experiences, favorite places, memories of warm times shared always win out. Although we all dream of venturing to a far-away land and seeing new things, it's always special to remember favorite places we've been before. Today this picture of a past trip to the sea on a sunny winter day reminds me of a favorite place that's filled with warm memories: a walk to the lighthouse; observing the boys in a nature photo-shoot as darkness nears; a picnic with friends. How I'd love to be there right now, with a cup of tea in hand. Memories relived and dreams of a return visit warm my day.

10 comments:

  1. Instead of a beautiful place, if I could also go back in time I'd go to the cafeteria at the Mall back when Stephanie was a toddler. She and I used to meet my mother there for a piece of pie and coffee (red Jell-O for Steph).

    When one is experiencing such simple pleasures, you don't know how precious those times are until the child is grown and the mother long passed. :)

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  2. I have a lot of wonderful memories, but I'm happy right where I am. However there are a few places I haven't been to that I would loved to have seen Ireland is one of them. Linda

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  3. I love this picture. It is so where I would love to be. I remember you posting it before and love seeing it again. I like your game too.

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  4. Hello Lovely Friend! What a beautiful photo! A fun little game, too. I would almost always answer at the water's edge. What is it about water? So many reasons to just love being there...

    Have a delightful weekend, and thank you for all the beauty of your blog!!
    Love ya,
    Becky

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  5. Such a beautiful photograph. If I could be anywhere in the world, I would take to those beautiful blue skies, and be by my mother's side.
    Nancy

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  6. Oh, I know where that is and I'd love to be there too! Is there another cup so I can join you? ~Adrienne~

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  7. I'd like to be somewhere warm.... by the ocean.... my toes in the sand and the sun warm on my skin!

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  8. What a fun game. As much as I have longed for cooler temps in FL so it would seem like fall, I could be very content right now sitting by the water at Cat Island, Bahamas with a good book in my hand....and the to do list left stateside.

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  9. Beautiful photo, I can see why you would want to be there. I want to be in Carmel looking at Christmas decorations xoxoxo Clarice

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