Thursday, February 14, 2013

good looking

From the last few days.

The trees look good when you know how to navigate.
This shitty apartment looks good when it's crowded at night.
The beach looked good this morning when we came across this. (I guess we found it, dog!)
Winter looks good when viewed from above. 
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When I turned 25 Will gave me a lantern full of river glass from the Watauga Gorge in North Carolina. A few weeks later I ran the Watauga Gorge, following a few feet behind him, copying his moves paddle stroke by paddle stroke. It was a triumph but something made us fight about it later. It wasn't long till it was over and I drove out of the south for good. Years past and he spent them on rivers around the world and it seemed like we'd never speak again. But I've collected sea glass for him ever since. I keep it in a jar in my closet. 

We found all this this morning, the dog and I, enough to top off the jar. Good thing, because Will is coming to town in just a few days. The boy I met in the grand canyon in the depths of winter, five long years ago. And boy is he good looking. 

10 comments:

Julia said...

I think your photography is unbelievable, and I was reading some comments on a previous post and you mentioned you only use an iphone? How is that possible? My phone shots look absolutely nothing like these. Well done, and I'm interested in learning your secret! Maybe a post?

Julia

dkzody said...

Ah, romance.

Anonymous said...

beautiful. your photos are shining lately.

adventurekate said...

How far back in the archives do I have to search for winter Grand Canyon tales?

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Darlene said...

Your pictures AND your words.....simply perfect!!! Enjoy your visit!!

Amber said...

I am a newbie to your blog and Instagram, and I just had to tell you how much I enjoy both! I love your photos and the way you tell a good story. I just ventured into the world of blogging and I must say that ladies like yourself are an inspiration! Thank you so much. Basically for just being a kick ass chick! :)

Amber said...

I am a newbie to your blog and to your Instagram feed. I must say, I enjoy both so much! Fabulous photos and awesome story-telling! :)

a.sk said...

Oh lady, I have been there! I hope it was a good visit!

dig this chick said...

lovely! aaaaaaand? how'd it go sister?