“When really, he thinks, it’s a glowing puddle you carry in your hands; you should spend all your energy protecting it. Fighting for it. Working so hard not to spill one single drop.”
― character talking about time,
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
It was a pretty quiet week again, though I’m getting ready for our trip to ALASKA ::celebration emoji::
I didn’t know this, but the Alaskan flag is 8 gold stars, in the shape of “the big dipper”, on a blue background. The North Star is larger than the other 7. Tell me that isn’t my love of Alaska + stars + astrology combining into another sign that I am meant to visit this grand state.
And if anyone knew anything about being in the great outdoors, it was John Muir:
“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”
– Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young
I don’t plan on scrapbooking on the trip like this, but I love Kelly Purkey’s way of doing it.
Found this post about Seeing Red In The Gene Pool (or the lack thereof) interesting, especially because I love red heads.
I finished All The Light We Cannot See – highly recommend. I found it both a simple and stunning read.
And I’m participating in August Break again – if you’d like to follow along – join here.
My sister-in-law Renee plans to blog while we’re in Alaska, but I am undecided. I am really feeling the need to unplug and let my mind drift far, far away from work and every-day dramas. I do plan on sharing pictures via Instagram if we have wifi, and you can follow me @jtaormino21.
Take care xo