A few years ago, I unearthed a travel journal from a month-long trip to Europe that I took in 2006. As I reviewed its pages, I was struck by just how many details of the trip I had completely forgotten. And if the memories of a once-in-a lifetime trip that was so impactful to me could fade away – how much of my day-to-day life is lost? Sensations, emotions, achievements, losses, experiences from the mundane to the exceptional, all transforming from that specific moment in time to become that day, that week, that year, that life…

As I get older and gain a better understanding of how fragile, how brief, and how precious life really is, it's become even more important to me to me experience it to its fullest and to try to retain all of those little moments that might otherwise get lost. It's with this idea that I started the process of recording these moments – a travel journal, of sorts.

A travel journal for life.

Monday, July 22, 2013

HAPPY HEARTS AND LASER-BEAM EYES

There are some people in life that you just feel an extra-special connection to.  Just that extra click that makes it so it doesn't ever really matter how much time or distance separates you; being with them is easy and fun and makes the heart feel full and happy.

I got a visit from one of those very special people in my life this weekend, my bright and beautiful cousin Dori and her lovely family.

Family!  (With happy hearts and laser-beam eyes.)
I think so much of this lady and her brood and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of their (way-too-brief) visit.  I think they are some of the kindest, bravest, most creative people I've ever known, and I'm just certain that being around them makes me a better person too!

Here's to not ever again letting years go by without seeing one another!


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