September 7, 2010

and then i flew...








not too high. or too far. but i flew.
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i spilled my birthday wishes here a few weeks ago and then, almost like a dream, when we pulled up to our inn in oregon, the day after my birthday, the community-beach facing-back porch on the log cabin lodge next to us had a bouquet of big pink balloons tied to the railing. i asked a girl curled up in a quilt, reading a book and completely unaware of my curiosity, if they belonged to anyone. she shook her head no in an irritating way, with barely an eyebrow raised.
so i untied them.
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and then i played. and laughed. and pretended.
and
then i tied them back up
with hopes that some other girl
whose eyes grow large with the idea that it's possible for wishes to come true as long as they're whispered into the ears of fairies and whose quirky but overly large and sensitive heart
worn on her brightly colored sleeve
would find them
so that they she could fly
too
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33 comments:

  1. Just found your blog today :) I think these were taken at one of my favorite places in the world... Cannon beach!!!

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  2. Bon voyage and happy birthday, Miss Beth...may it be the best of the best of years.

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  3. Your teasing me huh ;) Is that haystack rock behind you in the pic? Im loving the post and grateful for you ;)

    Trina
    www.mommeville.com

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  4. This makes me happy and dance-ful.

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  5. i bet she was watching you out of the corner of her eye..I would have been..what fun these shots are!!

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  6. you are so freaking adorable. so happy.

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  7. such wonderful, carefree pictures. you really do appear to be flying. and that abandoned house below is incredible. hope all is well.

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  8. Just think how many different people may have enjoyed the beautiful balloons. Hope your birthday was everything you could have hoped for.

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  9. I love you, Beth. Your joy for life makes me cry it is so beautiful.
    Happy Birthday, Dear friend !

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  10. Oh how I love this... fly high! :)

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  11. you are a joyful free flying wonderful Spirit Beth....stay in flight forever!

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  12. You know how to have fun! Your joy for life shows up in all your photos...

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  13. Such fun words and ideas. Those photos say a lot too!

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  14. so love the total playfulness of the photos and the story behind them. :)

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  15. You are an expert in the field of PLAY.

    I love that about you, so much. xo

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  16. Sometimes it's okay to give our wishes a little help in coming true ; )

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  17. Beth, these photos are so delightful. Wishes and fairies and dreams.....thanks for letting us see that they can come true.

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  18. Flying is the perfect dream come true. Love the pictures of you and dreams coming true. I know it must have been a wonderful birthday. Have a great year full of new surprises.

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  19. what a beautiful series of shots,beth~
    happy belated...so glad it was grand~!

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  20. such a fun photo shoot! hubby did great and so did you!

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  21. Good thing it wasn't too windy. Glad you had a blast with the balloons, Beth! ♥

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  22. You crack me up!!.. and what a fun series of pics. You clearly love life... it's a beautiful thing.

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  23. How beautiful. Here from Hilary's.

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  24. oh my! this is one of my very favorite posts! what wonderful, joy-filled pictures!! Love, love. love!!!

    xoxo
    Debi

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  25. What a marvellously uplifting (sorry about the pun) post!

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  26. you just so rock , Beth.
    this is superb. love you.
    and congrats on the POTW

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  27. i love it! i really do.
    : )

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  28. And this is why I love you. This is really, really exactly why.

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  29. It's the best. I love it! And I hope -- just hope -- that after you tied up those balloons and walked away, the reading girl untied them and played -- even if it's just a little!

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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