I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! My mom just left to go back to Washington, DC, so I am a bit sad. Please indulge me a moment this morning while I rave about my Mother. My Mother is the stereotype for motherhood – she has been taking care of me for weeks by making my favorite foods, spending time with me, distracting me with her stories and generally being a great companion. She never complained, this must have been difficult on her part as I know I am an awful patient. Being taken care of and asking for help have never been my strong suits. When I am trying to describe my Mother to people who have not met her I say, when you look up motherhood in the dictionary her photo is next to the word. I feel so blessed to have the mother that I do and I am grateful for her advice, her wisdom and let’s not forget her style! I mean it has to come from somewhere. 🙂
Hope everyone is having a great week! It is actually a little known fact that I have a secret love for flying. I took these pics outside the Air and Space Museum – I have always wanted to take flying lessons (even the current book I am reading is called The Aviator’s Wife!) The idea of being so free and soaring above the earth gives me great joy, and to me it seems like a miracle of sorts. If you will indulge me and let me share a poem (you may have read it before, but if not I am delighted to be the first to introduce it to you) – it sums up the idea of flight perfectly.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air….
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Greetings from the Nation’s Capital – Washington, DC! I went to college and law school here so this city holds such a special place in my heart. I get nostalgic for that time in my life any time I visit – this is where I made the transition from my parents’ home to adulthood. I am fortunate to still have some great friends here to visit, and one of my college roommates happened to be in town from the other side of the world. How lucky can you get? I love old friends that know you in a way that new friends don’t – before you had a career, a husband and kids. When my biggest concerns were whether I should go out on a Saturday night dancing to Sesto Senso or to the 18th Street lounge for a chill evening….ahhh priceless.
Washington, DC has changed so much since I lived here. The city is expanding and changing rapidly but the beauty remains the same. You go to the mall and visit the monuments and it feels so peaceful and serene. I took these pics in front of the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial and had a fun afternoon sightseeing.