Friday, December 21, 2007

Hittin' the Road!

That's a stash box I made for a friend... for stashing... um... stuff. It was lots of fun to do and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Well folks, Birddog and I are headed up over Snoqualmie Pass in just a few short hours. New adventure, new possibilities. I feel so alive. I promise I'll be very careful and will "keep the rubber side down."

I don't know that I'll get much of a chance to post over the next week or so. They only have access to dial up in them thar hills. But, I'll try to drop in and let everyone know I'm safe and sound.

Recommended reading in my absence:
The Art of Peace, Morihei Ueshiba
Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
Fair and Tender Ladies, Lee Smith (Note: Of all the books I've read, this one has had the greatest influence on my writing style.)
Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan
The Talisman, Stephen King and Peter Straub
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd

In the meantime, all of you be safe too, please. Enjoy your families and friends, but keep it real and realistic.
Good Solstice,
Good Christmas,
and a Peaceful New Year to you all.

In the meantime, I leave you with one of my favorite poems, by Robert Frost:
The Road Less Traveled
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
in leaves no feet had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference


  1. Have a wonderful adventure Barb, and let that gypsy spirit soar to new horizons, new possibilities, and have certainly earned it, "it's your world now."
    Love ya Kemosabi,

  2. Shucks, Tonto. Way to make a gypsy get teary-eyed. Totally different than my original Gypsy Jaunt to Reno in August, huh?! All the best to you and Jim, hug all the various and sundry girls for me - the furry and the non-furry alike.


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