March 23, 2010

i'll be there by ten...

i think
i would love to ride to your house
and
get to know you
~~
i think
we would walk through the woods
and
find fuzzy green moss and beige bumpy fungi growing under the damp trunks of trees
that we'd have to touch
and
photograph
just for fun
~~
i think
watching the sun gently move the clouds out of the way
while we ran through the fields
chasing butterflies
would make us hungry
and
we'd fill our plates with hummus and pita bread
and
sit under an old oak tree
on your grandmother's quilt
with
our legs crossed
while you poured the raspberry iced tea
~~
i think
we'd share stories and feelings
and
maybe even a deep dark secret or two
that would make us feel like friends
that had met in second grade
and
had never lost touch
~~
i think
when the growing navy sky reached low enough to toy with the cooling ground
telling me
it was time to leave
we'd make promises to see each other again
and
we'd hug for a very long time
and
tears would leave streaks on my cheeks
~~
i think
meeting you sounds perfect
*
this vintage vespa i found downtown
and
now i sorta covet it
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40 comments:

  1. Love this texture used... is it too much to ask which one?

    And I hope you're writing a book, a collection of sorts... your photos, your words... really, you oughta.

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  2. Meeting you sounds just perfect as well. I went along on this adventure with you in my head but how I long for it in person.

    I have really been craving a creative community in my area lately. Missing deeply the wonderful women I have met along the way spread all across the country like you.

    I wish you were right down the block so we could do just what you describe so poeticly. Sending you an enormous hug!

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  3. I covet a visit like this one !!!!
    Happy Tuesday, Marvelous Beth ! May it take you on a sweet trip...

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  4. What a sweet post to start my day...hope yours is wonderful!

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  5. What a great story!!! I love it! The Vespa picture is so cool!!!!!!!

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  6. sounds like a lovely, perfect time...
    and the vespa, gorgeous photo. how fun would that be?

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  7. i think...that sounds like the perfect day!!! And I love the picture- it is perfect as well~~~ Enjoy the day!

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  8. I just love the soft colors of your blog. It is classy and warm. Lovely.
    The vintage Vespa is awesome, what a wonderful photo. No wonder you covet it. You would be an amazing person to meet and have a picnic with as you describe. You are interested in nature and in humanity. Great combo.

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  9. that sounds good to me too.

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  10. I would covet it too!! It is beautiful! Love the writing!! I wish we could meet!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  11. I echo Jennifer's post. I can't wait to meet you but know I'm going to like you so much I'll want you within walking distance. And the photo is beautiful. I will have to ride out to you on the bike someday so you could take her picture & make her look beautiful too.

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  12. i think we would do all of these things. i feel like i already know you and i would love meeting you. let's do it!

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  13. I wish I had magical powers and could shrink the planet just a little bit..just to make you within walking distance...or Vespa distance. That sounds like such a perfect day. How I would love to meet you. xo

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  14. see you then dearheart
    xo

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  15. tears on my cheeks all ready!

    Love this, love that I am eating white bean hummus and pita while I read it...off to find some raspberry iced tea!

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  16. meeting you has been so much fun! it already feels like you've worn a path from your house to mine and picked a favorite patch on grandma's quilt...

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  17. That sounds like a perfectly lovely day - especially if I could ride that cool Vespa!

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  18. you're making me blush, at the thought. wink!
    xoxo

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  19. I feel like I know you...is that weird? I always thought it would be interesting to have a big blog reunion someday...could you imagine????

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  20. looks like you already have a crowd gathering with you ..no surprise though ..it would be fun! How about we gather at graduation time for a HUGE toast!! freedom?!

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  21. sounds like the perfect day! :-)

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  22. What a gorgeous post, Beth! Words and image and everything in between.

    You are a gem. xo Gigi

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  23. oh my
    still giggling away from your comment...
    and for sure... find us a corner!! lol...

    now as for this!! flippity, flip...flip!!!

    seriously girl... the vespa alone... your processing..be still my heart!!!

    thump, thump, thump.....

    sigh...
    you were talking to me, right? haha...

    xxo, kim

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  24. grandmothers quilt on the ground, raspberry tea and the navy sky.....what a wonderful day to spend with a friend......:-) Hugs

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  25. I covet it too now. Isn't that a sin?

    You must have been with me in spirit on my walk this morning...you described it perfectly!

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  26. How beautiful, you take the world and make it into something dreamy with every post!!! I love you!!!!

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  27. Ahhhh, that's such a nice post. Wouldn't it be fun if we ALL could meet each other?

    Your post made me smile my Mad City friend!!!!!

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  28. Oh Beth this is just how our meeting would be....wonderful, warm and blessed.

    We have lots and lots of those vespa's riding around here.

    So turn the story around this way to the world and lets set a date so we will meet in europe and I'll drive you around on one of the most beautiful vespa's.
    How fun would that be.

    Love your little story, makes me feel as if we just did that all.
    Hugs Dagmar

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  29. love the vespa, beth - come over anytime!! :) xx s

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  30. That sounds so great. I hope your scooter has flotation devices to help you cross the Pacific Ocean.
    I'd bake you a beautiful cake and wrap the left overs up for your trip home.

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  31. What a great find..and so artfully captured!!!

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  32. Everything about this post resonates with such joy, purity, gentleness, desire, anticipation -- yes, please find that Vespa again and ride it across the lake (for I know you can ride on water!) and come to visit!

    Lovely texture on the photo. And I agree with the person above who said, "You are doing a book aren't you?" I think you should -- even if it's your very own shutterfly book! (Those are such fun!)

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  33. Sounds perfect. Your words are like music.

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  34. I think your dreams sound perfectly wonderful.

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  35. Ok, I'll bring olives and cheese and raspberries. Oh and chocolate.
    What a creative soul you are. Fun, fun, fun

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  36. I love raspberry iced tea.

    And vintage Vespas.

    And everything else you mentioned here.

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  37. what a glorious meeting this would be. a chance of a lifetime, definitely to be pleasured in my imagination! I drown myself in your words that flow onto my screen, embellished with tactile, sensual photos....LOVE the edgy effect!

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  38. I would love for you to ride to my house. I would have tea waiting.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth