Apr 4, 2012

California on my Mind....

There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the Best as the past withdraws....
Lake Arrowhead
a favorite spot of mine

You ever get the feeling where all you can think about is just taking off on a mini vacation?  Well lately I have been thinking more and more about us going away for a short trip and the place that comes most to my mind is California.

As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future....

Not sure why, but all the books I have been reading lately are based in California.  Most of the shows we saw on TV were filmed in California and the fact that it has been way too long since I have been back to the place that was once home for me makes me feel a little nostalgic.

Mom, dad and I 
many years ago in California

I love California, at least the California I remember.  The mountains, the desert, the beaches all made it so beautiful.   Where life was good, the sun was always shining and palm trees lined the road to my home.  Don't get me wrong I like Florida very much, but something about California that I can't seem to get out of my mind.  Maybe going back I will realize that it's not the place I idolize.

so long ago with Rima..
Well it's not in our plans to go there, but one can always hope that sooner rather than later California will be one of our destinations.  Arvid knows I want to go back so I know we will.  Just have to make the time for it, I want to show Arvid where I lived and go to some of my favorite places again...with him.

me and my ducati

There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond...

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us...