Reese and I were all over northern California for the past ten days. Sorry we didn't warn you before we left this space high and dry, but I kinda figured most everyone who reads this already knew where we were, we were with them.
OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!!
We had so much fun... And miss you all so much already!
It was so wonderful to see all of our loved ones.
Living away from our support network has its challenges as you may have previously read on this blog and being around supportive family just makes it that much more obvious to me that I miss a village.
It is hard to have a village when we are separated by miles and miles and state lines then many more miles...
But it sure is beautiful when our family comes together. It is instant caring and involvement as a WHOLE. All the kids and adults coming together to form our little village. So much energy, joy, cooperation laughter and LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! It felt (almost) like a complete unit... Except for, of course, the absents of our Papa-Billy-Bear (but he is on board for the next trip FOR-SURE!) , together we form the truest kind of community with deep roots and even deeper laugh lines.
WHAAAAAA! I wish we were closer!!
I would love that- But we all have roots where we are and for some reason it just works out best, for our little separate families, that we all stay put...
BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR VILLAGE!
(I guess for now it'll just have to be a sparse one)
That is until you all wise up and decide to move on up here.
I didn't really have an opportunity to get any pics of the Village Magic as it occurred. I was too busy living it. So here is a painting I found in an ally next to a dumpster, in Santa Cruz while I was home. I had to take her picture seeing as how I could hardly check an eight foot painting in at baggage... And now others can be so lucky to find her. I thought of Dispatch from L.A. ,when I found her, she finds really cool street art all the time.