Monday, June 17, 2013
the flowers were out and lovely though. above is columbine.
the couple kept on walking uphill though. wonder how far they went? hope they aren't cursing me tonight in their hotel.
in california, where i grew up, when it's hot like this you have total drought. water rationing.
there is this spout along the seward highway that comes out of the rock. free water for anyone who wants it. some people swear by it. it comes right out of the mountain. pure as pure can be. it runs all through the winter as well. going so fast it never ices over. locals are always pulled over filling various bottles...so i joined the ranks today. will have to put some empty jugs in my car and fill them whenever i head that way. it is good water.
would have enjoyed more daddy time and a few compliments would have been nice. wasn't his way though. in the end we came to peace. a ted talk i was listening to was about saying and doing the things that make you uncomfortable. i think my dad respected the choices i made and the path i took in life. i'm sure he would have rather i chose to stay mormon, but i know he respected that i made the decision thoughtfully and did what i thought was best for me. live true to who you are and you will be happiest. live your life doing what others want and expect from you because you fear making a change and you will be unhappy. you just get this one life, don't let other people live it for you.
my highest regards to all parents for the sacrifice you make to create happiness in your kids lives. to give them the best chance of success. my friend had just had a baby and was exhausted...i told her she must be doing it right then. parenting is exhausting. doing it right is anyway. good night.