The Long Way Home


Let’s Begin at the End
June 14, 2012, 5:33 AM
Filed under: North Carolina | Tags: , , ,

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A few years ago, Jeff and I thought it would be fun to drive to Florida for our annual family visit to Ocala – we’d stop along the way, trolling junk stores, finding forgotten towns. Maybe it’s just the busyness of this year, but the drive felt more tedious than usual. Fifteen hours in the car, even split over two days, is rough, especially on mind-numbing I-95. But in the last hours of our journey, we had stepped into another dimension. We checked into our motel and received a complimentary upgrade to a suite – a giant, wood-paneled room with a living area that appeared on camera as if in doll-house scale. I jumped on the bed, leaped off the back of the couch. I took cheesy bathroom mirror shots, turned the air on full blast. I opened the curtains to let the setting sun cast a deep orange across our room. I love being on the road because it takes me that much closer to home.

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Glad you got the upgrade! I like the light in all the photos and the heart and the rose and I keep wondering what you saw peeking outside. Funny how further away is closer to. Many thanks, M

Comment by Michael Williamson

oh, that rose – i forgot to mention where it came from. some ladies outside the restaurant we stopped for dinner (azteca in charlotte – yum!) were doing a mary kay giveaway. i filled out a form and got a rose. i know it may sound sappy, but it reminded me of my mum.

Comment by Lisa

But there was a pot at the end of the rainbow – dinner at Azteca!

Comment by jeff

and the roses – strange, beautiful rose from that woman outside. a sign?

Comment by Lisa

I love that mirror! And the first shot is incredible.

Comment by motherblue212

thanks, lady!

Comment by Lisa




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