I forgot photos. Photos are also on my mind right now. I don’t want to toss the thousands of photos of people I don’t even remember the names of, blurry sakura blossoms tossed during some joyous moment 22 years ago, or the expression on my face as I bit into my first-ever snail (most especially poignant now) but man. This is taking up room! And now that I (finally) have kids and a most-beloved partner by my side, I’d rather save what little space we have for the pictures we are making right here, right now.
Scanning is an option but takes me back to square one: do I even look at these anymore? Do I want to? And if I do, then do I want to put the time in to do it? No, no and NO! Maybe I ought to bundle them together and have some kind of ceremony for the summer solstice. Burn ’em? What
would DO you do?
Moving on, I had a cool dream last night. I dreamed I was lost in Eugene, Oregon and wound up by this huge old gorgeous house. It was a light, almost minty blue. I was in love with how the sky looked against the house and was kicking myself for forgetting the camera when all of the sudden I noticed all the flowers around the house were SUCCULENTS! Wild and crazy succulents! I love succulents. HOLY COW! I all but ran around in circles, yipping with my tongue hanging out. Before I totally lost it though,there was a big ole succulent tree and it was overlooking a – gasp! – FIELD of succulents! Yes, a FIELD. I hugged the tree. When I looked down, I saw that at the very edge of the field was a pond of almonds. (If all this didn’t sound screwy before, it does now, huh. Sorry. But it was so much fun!) I walked right into the pond of almonds, sank down and thought about the cool factor. How cool it was that it was a pond of almonds, how I never knew there could be a pond of almonds – did you? That it felt nice actually, and if I was hungry at all, why, there was an almond!
I’m still glowing from it. That’s the kind of place I want for our Inn. You know – a big old minty-blue place with a crazy-glorious succulent garden. A FIELD of them, by golly.
But speaking of Eugene – and photos too – I never did show you the ones from last month. The kids and I were going up north with Mom to see Grandma for her birthday. But wound up in Eugene, Oregon for the whole, entire time. My lovely littlest niece (Yu Rou), was in a gymnastics tournament and so Dana, his fiancee Toni, my adorable oldest niece (Yu Han), and us were there to support her.
Since I am well aware that I have a bad habit of taking too many photos, I thought I’d just give you a slideshow, in case you are interested, but not completely overwhelm you with all those riveting, rollickin’ tidbits of a 14-hour car-ride up north, wooo-hooo!
|this is mine…ain’t she purdy!|
And I’ve learned how funny it is to have one of the small people in your life negotiate with you for the very first time
|“5 more minutes… just 5 more minutes….”|
And I’ve learned that cousins are precious