Life is often too beautiful, too meaningful, too fast, too elusive too make me want to stop and write it all down, photograph the moments fleeting, because the fear of doing an injustice to my memories lingers, and yet now I fear that the absence of documenting these days down will also lead to forgetfulness. So here I am, writing down what March has brought, and what has happened since then. Brian and I ran away to California, for almost two full weeks, but not quite. Nothing was set in stone, we just went, we drove, we let go of schedules, and we dismissed certainty.
Truth be told, we needed this, we needed the freedom, the removal of working around the clock, from the beginning of the year we have been on a wild ride, a never ending cycle of deadlines and frankly, we needed a break, we needed to regroup.
At least I know I did.
Our first day was complete magic, we stopped by a flea market in Venice, drove along the Pacific Coast Highway, and then the Trancas Canyons, where we grabbed lunch at a little hole in the wall vegan cafe called Joi, which was more fitting than you know. From there we packed up & headed back to the PCH, and let the winding roads take us down to Point Dume.
We drove until the road ended, parked our car, and made our way to the sand. We were just relishing it all, being together, without a designated, "to do" list, a rare occasion, and one we were certainly celebrating.
I think perhaps the best part of that day was how small I felt, how tiny I was, and seeing the ocean go on practically forever. It was watching the whales come up from their deep slumber to grab air, their tails smashing against the waves, propelling them forward, guiding them back down to the dark blue abyss. It was seeing the dolphins fins, and the seals splash, and the pelicans soar in synchronization. It was just sitting in the sand, in the quiet, in the world that was so full of life, being gently reminded me that this what life happening looked like.
It was uncertain, it was unplanned, and mostly, it was full of grandeur.