Today is brought to you by #BeautifulSunday by @Ace108 where you show off how you spend your day and also #SublimeSunday by @c0ff33a where any random post will do. You know I have to have my coffee, every day. No bartering or begging, please. Just serve it on up!
Cast your shadow and keep company with the shine of the day.
Today is my last day of vacation, a sad day indeed, although I have been very fortunate to be able to go for so long. It has been forever and a day, but I would happily jump back on for another leg in the journey. It has been thrilling, inspiring, thought-provoking and always interesting. All the ingredients to stimulate my brain. I can hardly wait to do it again.
It has truly been a gastronomic experience on this day, every day, in fact. Every meal is three courses, plated in the most delectable way, sending delightful messages to my brain. Have I told you how much I love to sample specialty dishes from around the world?
To bask in the glow of the perfect evening, being seated at the window, to share the setting of the sun. Perfection is so underrated.
And the courses keep coming, as the conversation becomes deeper, creating a circle of intimacy. You, me, and the world around us. We share our friendship, companions of the surrounding love. I raise my glass to you, my friends. For you are what make me come back to this place and share in your writings, your pictures, your life.
The Mediterranean style of the ship is reflected in their food. I can honestly say that it makes me smile to take a break from being the chief cook and bottlewasher. To be waited on and all of my needs tended to. Am I capable of doing this? Yes. But, my grateful heart is in love with it.
And, of course, we must have a flower, always...to color my world. I dedicate this picture to #SundayPurple for the #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra. Nobody colors like she does.
Nothing sparkles like love and laughter, except perhaps, a bit of champagne. I encourage you to try it on; the transformation is magically delicious, wrapping us up in its charm.
And just like that, these musings are done. I want to thank @ace108 and @c0ff33a for hosting these challenges and just so you know, while there has been a bit of tanning going on, I can guarantee that there is still a little sunshine left in my heart. Have a most fabulous day! And yes! I have missed you and you and especially you!
Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.
I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.
they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?
i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.
later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
"where does it hurt?"
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