As we traveled in rain yesterday to our North Carolina destination, I completed reading this book - a compilation of journal entries by a gifted author. I especially appreciated the fact that she wrote honestly and skillfully about many of the passages of life that I am now experiencing. Her ability to create word pictures is worthy of note. Writing now in a coffee shop while I wait for thrift stores to open, I realize I don't have my journal with quotes in it. I would love to share a few. I actually would have copied half the book if I had tried to jot down everything that seemed profound as I read it!
We stopped in Hendersonville, North Carolina where my husband photographed me with this wood carving in front of a tobacco shop (next to the Sports Bar where my husband sipped iced tea and watched Tiger Woods tee off while I window shopped).
Later we headed toward our destination where my brother and sister-in-law took us on an evening walk in the Great Smokey National Park. On our way there, we saw a pileated woodpecker! I'm not sure, but I think it is the first one I've ever seen in nature. What a treat. Of course, I'd left my cell phone/camera behind.