“Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly fly the days.
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze.”
At our wedding, some 33 years ago or more, a soloist fervently sang these poignant lyrics. Sunrise, sunset.
Switfly fly the days.
One season following the other. Laden with happiness and tears.
Here I am with my parents in Florida, poised to attend the wedding of a grandchild/nephew this upcoming weekend in a yet-undisclosed “destination wedding.”
We pause here in Fort Myers Beach before we fly further south on Thursday.
We walked along the beach this morning, sipping lemonade three miles later at the Outrigger under a tiki bar. We ate my mom’s “signature salad” for lunch which included romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, fresh mozzarella, almonds, artichoke hearts, who knows what else? drizzled with Joanne’s honey-balsamic dressing to-die-for.
I lounged by the pool and eventually tip-toed in with new bathing suit, swimming ecstatic laps before swirling in the hot tub.
Dinner at South Beach. Parmesan-crusted tilapia.
Walked home toward the condo in the approaching dusk.
Is this the life, or what?
What is snow anyway?
I conveniently forget.
We have one more day of this before traveling to Miami and heading further south.
I have no idea when I shall next blog for you. Tomorrow night before we go? I would like to show you palm trees before we go. Friday night? Next week?
Do not fret if a blog refuses to appear. While traveling one must await for proper timing. The Universe shall announce when it’s time to post the next entry.
Do not worry! Even if I cannot post for a while, I shall later post exciting entry after exciting entry (unless the camera fails) telling you all about the Exciting Wedding after return to the snowy and fierce Upper Peninsula of Michigan next week. (At least ONE exciting entry, that is.)
Here are some clues for the Destination Wedding:
1) It is in Central America.
2) I have never ever been there before.
Stay tuned. Either this week or next. You shall hear more, God willing. If I have time, I will show you palm tree photos tomorrow. If not… hasta la vista, readers! Until we meet again!
P.S. It only involved nine inches of new snow, a two hour delay and two missed connections to get out of the Upper Peninsula yesterday. No need to be a scaredy-cat!