getaway plan

Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalm 119:114
All photos included in this post were taken on a recent trip to Stockbridge, Massachusetts at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, as well as other nearby attractions!

If you’ve recently had the chance for a quick getaway, you know what a blessing it can be to take in a new setting, to get a break from the busyness of the everyday hustle and bustle. Sometimes, the refreshment can last you quite a while; other times it evaporates on the drive home.

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song of the open road

We made it!

With a song in our heart and a whole lot of giggles we arrived safely to our POD.

Tenderly, as we drove those many miles, excerpts from an old Walt Whitman poem danced playfully through my heart and my head.

Song of the Open Road

(Excerpts)

BY WALT WHITMAN

1
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.

2
You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here,
I believe that much unseen is also here.

3
You air that serves me with breath to speak!
You objects that call from diffusion my meanings and give them shape!
You light that wraps me and all things in delicate equable showers!
You paths worn in the irregular hollows by the roadsides!
I believe you are latent with unseen existences, you are so dear to me.

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road trip

it’s the monday giggles

It doesn’t matter how old you are,

buying snacks for a road trip

should always look like

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