Monday, March 21, 2011

let's go on an adventure

i reached for his hand across the stick shift.

lets go on an adventure, i said. where to, he asked.

anywhere. i looked out the window at the field beside our house. the blades of grass were swaying in a rustic harmony on the tails of a sunday morning breeze. the window was down and the sun was warm on my closed eyes.

we decided it was too soon, only a month after our last vacation at the coast, with family beach trips coming up and weekend commitments the rest of the month. i let out a sigh of discontent.

then i looked down at the hand i was holding, and followed it up, past the cuffed church shirt and to the face of the man i love. and i smiled. because this, this very moment, was an adventure. driving to church with summer just ahead of us made me feel alive. and later that day, napping on the couch with the window open and birds chirping.

we'll go on another adventure. we're suckers for road trips to kitschy destinations like the world's largest display of pork (nahunta, n.c.). the northeast is next on our list, but it won't happen tomorrow.

no. tomorrow will hold another early morning alarm, my same white coffee cup, and the same daily grind of phones, papers and people. but if i'm lucky, tomorrow will also hold a doorstep greeting, with evening settling into the bones of our house and pablo itching to get out the screen door. i will put down my pocketbook, pull my shades off my head, and collapse into robert. maybe we'll take a walk to mama and daddy's house. or maybe we'll stay in and watch netflix with cheap popcorn. we'll talk about our days over a crock-pot creation and revel in all that is ordinary, natural and satisfyingly simple.

either way, i'm sure, it will be a most spectacular adventure.

14 comments:

Jennifer Rod said...

So beautiful and inspiring. :) Have a good Monday!

Emily said...

Ah you've done it again! I love reading your blog you honestly have the most amazing writing style! I love adventures too and there;s nothing better than being spontaneous! Summer cant come soon enough and with that the perfect roadtrip weather :)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes it will. My husband and I take delight in creating adventures in the most ordinary of circumstances. Seek and ye shall find right :)

Ana* said...

I am made for adventure, maybe not the get-crazily-drunk type of adventure most people my age crave but the being-away-quiet-time-people watching-coffee-shops kind of adventure. I just love being in new places even though there's no place like home

Amanda Moury said...

Adventures are the greatest part of love and life, glad you have someone to share the excitement of both :)

charla beth said...

beautiful.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

it sounds like it will be an amazing adventure, I love your post. so lovely.

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Kimbirdy said...

the largest display of pork? oh no! all i can think about now are heart attacks. :) seriously though, i love the focus on living each day as an adventure. what a full, satisfying life that would be!

kate said...

i LOVE this.

Thisisme. said...

Beautiful post, and I loved it. Your words always lift my spirits. Isn't it wonderful to hear the bird song again. I've missed it very much.

becca said...

beautiful but then you have an amazing way with words

Amber Blue Bird said...

I never really looked at everyday life as an adventure but you are right...it really is

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Love your blog!!!

Ashley said...

You have a lovely outlook on LOVE.

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