Tuesday, February 26, 2008

heads or tails

february 26 2008



Wonder Or Wander


Here's a coin....***turning***.....

OK. It's wander!

Well, the last time I really wandered ...in the real meaning: without purpose... was when I was in England.

Oh...that's so long ago.

My father and aunt visited a little graveyard somewhere in the hills.
They have me my lunch and some sweets and I was allowed to walk around.
They even gave me the bussfare so I could go home in case I got lost.
The whole area was surrounded by a road, so I would always be able to find out where I was.

Then I went.

The sun was shining, and in the grass little flowers opened their leaves.
I just walked away...

The freedom I experienced that day!
No worries, not even knowing where I was.
I was just a girl between the hills, walking towards the sun.
The green grass under my feet and a few white clouds in an endless blue sky.

I just wandered where my eyes took me.
I saw little blue flowers, and followed a yellow butterfly, picked a cornflower and put it in my hair and even sang a song while climbing the next hill.

In awe I sat down, watching the landscape and the birds fly by.


The freedom and oneness I experienced when I wandered the hills ... I've never experienced it again.


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23 comments:

  1. wandering in the hill, I would love to do that any day :)

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  2. I wish I could wander around in Europe! This was beautifully written! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Sounds like you have a wonderful time wandering around!

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  4. Me and hubby love to wander around on drives.. but I wonder how much more we could see and experience were we to walk..?

    I hope you can do this again.. maybe not in England, but anywhere. :)

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  5. That sounds like some beautiful and fabulous wandering! Although, my husband tells me that I'm not a good wanderer, because I always have to know exactly where I'm going ;-)

    Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Sounds like a lovely wander. Cornflowers always make me sneeze! Happy HoT and thanks for visiting me.

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  7. That sounds like such a fun day for you. Thank you for sharing your experience. :D

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  8. Sounds like a very relaxing day!

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  9. That must have been a wonderful and carefree day.

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  10. This is exactly what our children need nowadays. The wandering and wondering and imagination. This is a great story. And those grandparents of yours! How great are they to think ahead and give you bus fare. I NEVER would've thought of that!! My HoT is here. Thank you.

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  11. Ah yes, that freedom and oneness is a rare and wonderful feeling. One I haven't re-captured in years. What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a fantastic memory of pure freedom! I've been to England and have seen the endless green hills you speak of. I long to go back and wander around!!! Great HoT post!!

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  13. Oh I could feel the freedom!

    How wonderful to have no where to go or be but wherever you want.

    This was a lovely story and made me want to just pack my bag and go.

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  14. What a lovely memory. It sounds like it's time to repeat it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. A beautiful post! Love the energy and wonderment in it!

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  16. It has been a long time since I felt the freedom to wander, at least where I live. Although I have the great outdoors all around me, in the summer we have so many bears that fear of them has curtailed my wandering. I have had 3 bear incidents and I don't want to test my luck. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Beautifully written so that I could feel the wonderful wandering freedom. Loved your take on the wander theme!

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  18. I wish I was able to wander like that. Now that I'm older and have the means to experience that type of freedom, my health won't allow it. What a great day you experienced!

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  19. Oh, I'm so jealous! One of my dreams is to visit England. It's where I was born, but we left before I could form memories.

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