Wednesday, August 24, 2005

GOING AWAY...


walking, originally uploaded by candytrash.

...for a two day getaway with my brilliantly alive cousin, Ali. Though Ali has been far away,teaching in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for several years, we have still managed to share every important thought we've ever had--and yes, a few unimportant ones too.

There is no small talk in this relationship. It's all large talk. And laughter. Lots and lots of laughter.

So here is the plan: We're going away to stay at a beautiful coastal inn where we will walk the beach, sit out on the balcony and drink wine. And of course, talk. Talk until we find the unknown thing we've come to discover.

This is what I'm packing in my pink suitcase:
A camera.
A notebook and pen so when the revelation comes, I'll be ready.
My favorite wine glass.
Poetry and philosophy books to read aloud.
Some hot pink lipstick to match my suitcase.

Ali promises a major discovery that will change both of our lives, or at least one that feels like it will at three in the morning, drunk on laughter and the stars.

Okay. Off to pack.

15 comments:

katrina said...

Have a fabulous time!
Kat

Melly said...

Have fun!

rdl said...

I wish i could put myself in your suitcase.
Have fun!

Perfect Virgo said...

Surely the other way around, Patry? Could you not assume the pose of a decadent soul who chooses just the right shade of hot pink suitcase to match her lipstick!

Have a wonderful, relaxing break and talk large and laugh large until the sky and sea become one and the stars appear.

James Goodman said...

I hope you have a great time.

Danyel said...

girl, do it! have a great time.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive -- Robert Louis Stevenson

Santanu said...

Its reassuring to know that you will carry a notebook and pen, so we wont miss out on the revelation when it comes!
Have a GREAT time!

angel-A said...

sounds like a great plan! envy u ;)
enjoy...

irina said...

Patry, you sound so much like a person for whom it isn't that hard to be happy... A book, a wine glass, a beach and the right person... Isn't life just beautiful!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Hope the journey is rejuvenative and restorative. And that there is something of the talking and writing that can be shared with the rest of us.

gulnaz said...

hey sounds like a perfect holiday!
enjoy yourself! :)

Patry Francis said...

How wonderful it is to come home to all these good wishes and kind thoughts.

Yes, there will be revelations, but they may take a day or two to process.

Rubydot said...

Hot pink lipstick and a book of philosophy. You rule.

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Anonymous said...

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