Project 365, Day 255; Waiting For Me

Leaving a weekend in the city is not easy. I feel alive there, and suck up the air on the streets to remember the smells, until the next time I can come back.

I’m quiet as we drive home over the hills, golden with dried grasses, and windmills spinning, mimicking my mind in my thoughts.

I go out for a while at noon today, and see the hills waiting for me, and understand that I feel alive here too.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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18 Responses to Project 365, Day 255; Waiting For Me

  1. zen city says:

    wouldn’t it be perfect if everyone had a place in the city and another to walk barefoot in the grass?
    just dreaming of my future . . . . ;)

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  2. I live in the country and like to take getaways to cities for a change of pace. I am always glad to come home though :)

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    • Angeline M says:

      Hi Joylene. I do love our country living/setting. I think leaving the city after a weekend is just a little bitter sweet for me; reversing the gears from all the activity, noises, lights to quiet and a slower pace again. But I’m lucky in that Oakland and San Francisco are just 45 minutes away.
      Glad to hear from you today.

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  3. Madhu says:

    Love what you have done with that last shot! I am a city person through and through and while I enjoy, no need, breaks in more serene surroundings, the city always pulls me back :-)

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks Madhu. Still experimenting with the new “real” camera. I’m a true Gemini, pulled both ways/love both city and country. I just feel so much more vibrant in the city though.

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  4. Looked like a great trip….though I have to admit that Cities no longer have that electric charm they used to generate for me. Perhaps it is just an age thing …wanting the less hectic life style!

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    • Angeline M says:

      A weekend getaway is always good for the soul. And it’s a push-pull for me…I love both city and country. Little doses of both are good I guess. The City is just 45 minutes away, so easy to get to. It’s a pretty good balance to have both.

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  5. Know what you mean, Angeline. And I think it’s going to be a bit like that when i go back to Oz. I must remember that I’ll be on a new adventure there too :)

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    • Angeline M says:

      Culture shock. That’s what it is. But I’ve grown to love the rural area we live in. There is beauty where we see it. Oz will just be a different kind of beauty for you.

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      • Yes, I think so – I’m trying to resolve to treat it as a new place to discover. After all, our government spends a fortune advertising its unique splendour to the world’s tourists and even if I’m not going to live in Katherine Gorge, or the Olgas, or on the Great Barrier Reef, it is as they say, like ‘the land Noah forgot’. Added to which, I have a huge emotional attachment to the land itself – feel strongly protective of it and its fragile, sere beauty – and what an adventure it is going to be, finding a new home!

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      • Angeline M says:

        Adventures; they are scary, they test our mettle, what would life be without them. Before our current residence, we lived in Southern California. I think that was the hardest place I ever had to leave; I loved it there so much. The ache for that place is still in my heart, but we move on when we must, and we learn to love another place.

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      • Adventures, and the tests they put on me, are one of the best things about travelling, I think, so it’s good advice to remember to be adaptable about changes that we must make, not only changes that we wish to make. Thanks for that, Angeline :)

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      • Angeline M says:

        Adaptable, and clever in how to solve the challenge. That’s what has seen me through the many moves I’ve had in my lifetime. You will come out on the other side with some wonderful memories, and a wide open canvas in front of you.

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      • I’m beginning to look forward to the blank canvas, though I still have no idea of what I’d like to paint on it!

        Thanks for your support, Angeline.

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      • Angeline M says:

        So many possibilities….have all your paints ready.
        You are welcome :)

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  6. Couldn’t help but noticing the McDonalds ad in the background: “Good to the core”… Don’t you have laws against false advertising over there?

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