Wednesday, August 17, 2011

my favorite photo: a magical morning


there was this morning, once. when i found myself in new mexico at six a.m. on a frigid saturday in october. and as the darkness rose off the frozen ground, hundreds of hot air balloons ascended with it. and though shivering and sleep deprived, for a second i too felt weightless. today i'm posting about the most magical morning of my life, and my favorite photo, at anonymous was a woman.

it may be a typical wednesday, and i may be knee deep in paperwork, deadlines and bills, but i was free, once. and cool and young and spontaneous enough to hop on a plane to albuquerque. and on days like today, it's that reminder that carries me through the hours.

12 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love that opening, it's like the promise of a fabulous book. You are still very very young. You are younger today than you will ever be again :)

Liz Taylor Training said...

Your writings are so calming... I love the way you describe everything so precisely. Adjectives are your best friend :)

Majid Ali said...
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sarah nicole said...

I am so happy to have you on my blog!

xo,

Sarah

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

i love this. its so true... i always think of free times when i feel bored... oh such beautiful writing as always. x

Anonymous said...

This is great, Courtney!! I live in Albuquerque now and there is NOTHING like Balloon Fiesta! If you decide to come back, you let me know! I would LOVE to meet up in real life. :)

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

I just came back from your post! Love it! :) Sounds like a remarkable thing to see!

Stevie Leigh said...

Beautiful. Love your writing!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I loved your post, what a beautiful photo! And what wonderful memories :) Love your writing!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I've been there!! Isn't it amazing!?!

Janette said...

Sigh.. I remember being young and spontaneous! Then I got married! LOL That sounded wrong..but it really seems that I was more of a jet setter then than now..

Janette, the Jongleur

Thisisme. said...

I have left a comment on anonymous was a woman, but it was such a beautiful photo. I can quite see why you love it so much and that the moment has stayed with you so vividly.

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