Showing posts from September, 2015

The Great Beyond

"I'm looking for answers from the great beyond." - R.E.M. 
Simply put, yes I am. I'm looking for answers to all my questions, and searching for reasons to life's many twists and turns. The last few months of my life have brought me many changes, doubts, hopes, ups, and yes those pesky downs. The immediate outlook may be a bit blurry, but I'm looking forward to the great beyond, and I foresee great things. 
Yes, yes I do. 

Contemplating the Next Move

“The ultimate meaning of the active life is to make possible the happiness of contemplation.”  ― Josef Pieper
I have so many changes happening in my life at the moment, all of which have caused me to stop and contemplate my next move(s), much like the child is doing in a photo I took at Blue Mountain recently. I'm feeling a varied assortment of emotions at any given time. They range from feeling lost, alone, and scared; to being excited, hopeful, and optimistic about what the future holds for me and those I love. Ah contemplation... 

Squint Much?

“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

Ha! So Lincoln says, and it's a pretty good excuse for my face in this otherwise lovely photo of me and Brandon. Let me give you some backstory on this...
Last Sunday we took a drive to Blue Mountain, which is about an hour from where Brandon lives. We went with the intentions of getting some photos of me and Nicholas before he starts his new adventure back in Arkansas. Well, it was unusually hot in Ontario that day, and after standing in the flippin' hot sun for ever, waiting for an overpriced gondola ride to the top of the mountain, I was certainly not as put together looking as I had been when we left the condo that morning. As a result, there wasn't one good photo of Nicholas and I, because of me and my melted appearance. He of course, is always photogenic, which on one hand makes me want to puke, but I can't begrudge him his good looking genes. He is, after all, my son. ;)