Time out…

November 28, 2011 § 20 Comments

We took a road trip…

To  a wilderness place for a little time out.

We slowed down and geared up for the impending holidays… and wandered around, gathering strength from nature and from conversation and laughs, without phones and frippery and interruption… oh yeah, and we ate!
And we talked about living in this place, not just for a weekend.

But  we realized…there’s no place like home. Time out will do that for you, will elasticize and bend ’til the chrono continuum falls away and you can think straight,  about where in the universe you really are and are comfortable.
It’s good to get away. It’s great to go home.

In this holiday season, as always, I wish everyone a home, a place, a port in the storm. 
May we be that for one another as well.

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§ 20 Responses to Time out…

  • shoreacres says:

    Your getaway sounds lovely, and though the first and third photos are glittery and gorgeous and filled with seasonal color, those rockers look fine… really fine. I hope you got to spend plenty of time in them, just being!

    • oh says:

      Linda – phew. Even a weekend break can be suprisingly refreshing…strange that we sometimes go away, deeper into nature, to “get away,” non? But it’s worth it. Living by the water must have the same effect to some degree, I would think – the expanse, the shifting blues and greens, the sound of it….

  • ds says:

    Heavenly. Glad you got to take a little time for yourselves. Thank you for the wisdom in this.

    • oh says:

      DS – Thanks for stopping by. I konw you’re busy writing and just want to say that your poetry and prose-ry are always a delight and full of insight. Book?

  • litlove says:

    What a good time to year to get away. Winter insists that we go slower, what with all that dark and cold to contend with, and so I can imagine how regenerating a proper break could be. Sounds wonderful!

    • oh says:

      LL – We stayed at a lodge where everything was on a huge scale, from the fireplaces to the dinner plates! and it was so expansive and cozy at the same time, I didn’t even read. The magazines and books I’d brought along stayed stacked on the table.It’s nice to look around and talk with other travelers.

  • jeanie says:

    There IS no place like home. Glad you could get away, glad you had a wonderful spot to which to return!

    • oh says:

      I’m thinking that a road trip north is definitely in order and just might be on the calendar for Feb, as we once thought during the lovely balmy days of June in Chicago!

      And yet there is that terrific allure of the fireplace, couch and book with coffee, eh?

  • RL says:

    Home is where the heart is and relaxation is where the mind is. Travel brings home the truth that happiness comes from within us, not from outside us….Nicely done. Bet your husband enjoyed himself! Keep sharing.

    • oh says:

      That’s it. You’re right. “….the happiness comes from wihtin us…” You always have “le mot juste.” A writer, you are.

  • Heather says:

    Rocking chairs on a porch, even in winter, is nice…

    • oh says:

      Right? Who knew? We bundled in robes over clothes and a blanket and sat and rocked as the daylight faded and the Christmas lights came on throughout the woods. You are fortunate to live in mountain-woodsy country!

  • Kathleen says:

    Glad you enjoyed a “time out”. I love my time outs but I know what you mean about being home and just appreciating home. There’s nothing quite like it!

  • Bella Rum says:

    Great minds think alike. We’ve recently embarked upon several day trips. It’s interesting what you can find a few steps from your own front door. I’m glad you enjoyed your time away from the usual routine. Love the shot of the rockers. It says it all.

    • oh says:

      I’m coming over to visit as soon as I pour this coffee.

      Isn’t it funny how America now takes weekend trips as opposed to week-long trips? But so refreshing and oft needed.

  • Arti says:

    Road trips are just that, aren’t they, for the purpose of revitalizing us so we can go back to our home recharged. Home is what we go back to, always. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • oh says:

      Hi, Arti, Yes, yes, to road trips! Love ’em. I love the traffic, the non-traffic, the stop, the go, the pull-over-and-let’s-look-at-that and the quiet of it as much as the conversation of it.

  • Corri says:

    The theme of my life: where to live next. And then you go back home, and you wonder. I have done it so many times, changing homes, towns, countries and even continents and I have come to the point in my life that I really need to be convinced that the grass is greener on the other side! But, going away for a trip is just lovely. Your pictures are great as usual and I’m glad you had a nice time.

    • oh says:

      Hi, Corri, I have gleaned from your writing over the year(s) that you have much moved and of course am very curious about the many places and spaces you’ve been and seen. And now where you are! It’s so rich to hear your travel tales – love it. Hope all is well and that you’ll have a holiday break.

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