Many of my friends know I was not only present for the events of 9/11, I had a front row seat. Last year at the ten year mark I did a longer post, which I don’t even want to go back to look at let alone link to. Another year later, the sadness is still there, though lessened after a session with John, my Native American friend. John said that I have been carrying a part of each one of the souls that I saw jump and die that day, that I have held a piece of each distraught soul, and that he saw them finally leave me by the dozen. Yes, I definitely feel better, but still a little burdened by the day. Today I chose to ignore the various events; though at 5pm I couldn’t miss the last of a motorcycle ride organized by the SoCal Firefighters. They came through Laguna Canyon by the hundreds, and here at the front you see a woman atop a vintage fire wagon taking a photo. Lots of American flags; many good people. A great energy….we honked and gave them the thumbs up all along the line of riders~
I had spent the day as usual, driving my parents around, doing the courier run and the transcription. Getting them breakfast, lunch and dinner. But at the end of the day I wanted something lighter, so I took the dogs to Rogers Gardens to see the seasonal décor~
So many great gourds, love the texture and colors~
I always get white pumpkins, though from Trader Joes. These were pretty though today~
Great with the white of some super-daisies; I like the simplicity of white as a fall backdrop~
I am styling a party next weekend for 150 and was looking for a little inspiration. Didn’t find it, really, nothing new and a few trite looks, so will create my own…but this scene with the masses of pumpkins was pretty and cheerful today~
I used to hate these “fairytale pumpkins” but now I love them. The color reminds me of terracotta, but it’s cooking with them that is so great. As soon as Don has them at the Saturday market I will show you a great presentation.
As with each year, on this day in September, I am glad to be alive. I’m off for my nightly laps in the pool and then to bed. This week we have a few doctor visits but everyone is feeling better (my forehead is back to normal thanks to the Osha Root) and Dad feeling really strong. Mom will have an X-ray and status on Friday. I think it is important to recognize the past, but also to move forward. I do not want to dwell or wallow on 9/11. I hope to have a positive view and enjoy life today, which is my parents (for the moment), my businesses, and mes proches. I enjoyed talking with R tonight and making plans for later this year together in Beaune. So much to look forward to~