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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Swimming in Sunshine

While walking this morning, I saw a man on a bike.  It struck me... because the bike was old fashioned - without the extra "speeds."  It also struck me because ... from my vantage point, that man looked carefree.
  • I want to ride a bike.  With no hands.
  • I want to swim in an ocean of clear blue water. And lay my head back on a pillow of soft waves.
  • I want to wiggle my toes in the sand.
  • I want to taste snowflakes on my tongue as I spin around in a circle.
  • I want to sled down a hill.  With no hands.
  • I want to ride in the back of a pick up truck on a bumpy dirt road.
  • I want to take a nap on the green grass.
  • I want to feel the raindrops on my eyelashes and know they are not tears.
  • I want to belly flop from a high low diving board.
  • I want to spend an hour looking at purses and shoes.  Without guilt.
I want to unfurl the ball of stress from my shoulders. 
I miss the simple pleasures of my childhood. 
I'm in love with my life now, but there are these times when I long for some youthful daydreams.

Today is one of those days.  I'm going to jot down my selfish daydreams and come back to them another day.  Today, I will go home and be mom, wife, co-worker, and friend. 

Today - I'm going to give myself permission to smile in remembrance of my youth and embrace the responsibilities of today.


Is there something you "want" to do?

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4 Comments:

At November 17, 2011 at 8:01 PM , Blogger Non-Stop Mom said...

I want to do everything on your list, plus ride horses again. I grew up on the back of a horse, and I miss it so much....

:)
Amy

 
At November 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Blogger championm2000 said...

Hang-gliding

 
At November 17, 2011 at 11:11 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Your list is fantastic! I want to go on a 10 day sailing cruise with my husband and two girls. Sailing is my husband's passion and I am nervous of it for some reason. (I feel safer on a power boat) I want to let me my fears go and indulge in his life long dream that he has always wanted to share with me and our girls.

 
At November 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Shell said...

This made me smile this morning.

I want to float in the ocean on a calm day.

 

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