Photo of Words

When Calliope suggested this theme for Photo Friday today, I basically fell out of my chair. In addition to being an amazing woman, she is also a mind-reader. Did you all know that?

I already had a picture in mind.

These words have been sort of a bizarre beacon throughout my life.  I probably read my first Mark Twain book in a middle or high school AP class.  I never really liked Mark Twain.  Sue me.  I should say I have grown to appreciate some of the great writers of our time, but at the ages of 12-17, who really wants to read “Death of a Salesman” or “Lord of the Flies” when you have more pressing issues…  like, what jeans and sweater to wear to a party?

So, Huck Finn is one of those books I loved to hate.  I missed the idea back then that a story is more than words on a page.  My mission was to read it and get whatever assignment I had done.   Wasn’t until later in life that I re-read many of these classic books with a new appreciation.

However…  there is an interesting story to THESE words.  Why?  Because I kept running into them for the next 20 years of my life.  It seemed someone, anyone loved to use Mark Twain quotes.  Who knew?  (insert sarcasm here) …but this quote?  Pretty obscure.  Except I ran into it everywhere but the actual book itself.

A message?  A sign? 

Anyway, what draws me in most to these words is each time I read it, I feel like Mark Twain has inhabited my body and read my mind.  In many ways, in so many years of my life, each time I read this it resonated so much with me.  It pulled me in.  For a few moments I had that melancholy feeling that I WAS the ghost he was talking about.

It’s about not being settled, and maybe even very sad because others don’t (won’t? can’t?) understand.

Last week, while I was on vacation, Mark Twain found me again.  In of all places, Savannah, GA in a little bookstore.  This photo is from a book I bought that day which details the stories of the ghosts of the city.  And of course as I opened it to browse the pages before I bought it, I opened exactly to page 39. 

This page. 

And the words sent a quiver up my spine.  Again.

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Photo Friday: Afternoon Delight

We have bunnies. Lots and lots of bunnies.

The rabbits sure have had quite a bit of afternoon delight, I’ll say. lol.   I took delight in taking a few snapshots before they hopped out of their little den for the summer.

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Photo Friday: Shoes

I am a member of the big foot club as well.  Mystifying to me, that since age 21 I’ve actually gone up two sizes.  Depending on  the style of shoes, I am a size 10 or an 11 (I like to buy 11’s for sandals and heels).

I’ve always hated my feet.  I have flat feet too, which I’ve probably made worse over the last several years wearing my Uggs in the winter, and my shoe of choice in the summer months, the flip flop.

The altered photo above is for GOOD reason- I haven’t had a pedicure yet this season!  I painted my toes a week ago and they are already chipped.  Should have left it for the professionals…

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Photo Friday: My Home Desk

The theme this week is my home desk area.

This is where the magic happens (or doesn’t as of late)… heh. This is my blogging spot, and my work spot. Sorry I didn’t clean up for you.

Observe the many piles of papers and very unorganized cables connecting my various tech gadgets.

In the second photo, my prized posession is an original signed watercolor I bought last year on my annual vacation to Hilton Head Island. I actually purchaed this in a small store in the town of Beaufort, SC. So beautiful there.  If you haven’t been, you MUST. GO.

Only thing missing from my messy desk is my venti Latte… 

If you would like to join in the fun, catch the theme post for the week, and then post your own photo on Fridays and link back @ Calliope’s blog.

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