Last week… I selected two books to read on my round trip airplane rides from Florida to Ohio! Both books I had at my home for awhile and decided each one would be quick reads! One book on the way North to complete and one to finish going South!
I chose the “ lighter” read if you will “ Wishful Drinking” by Carrie Fischer. Good first choice to start my journey. Interesting, witty read where I literally laughed out loud at Carrie’s descriptions! I also learned a little bit about Old Hollywood which is always fun and a great way to travel back in time! The plane ride flew by literally and I thoroughly enjoyed my read!
After spending 5 days of packing, runs to Goodwill, taping boxes,crying, laughing and saying “ See you soon” to friends that are now family after 17 years… we as a team( hubs, son and his friends,Nephew Rich, myself and buds) packed up our home and closed the door and handed over the keys to the new owners! Our journey is starting a new chapter as we pull out of our neighborhood with neighbors and their dogs waving goodbye .
Traveling with my husband is always a treat! I’m always told before we board the plane that “ this will be a no talking flight”. That rule is always great with me! Truth be told my husband is the talker of the two of us and I’m always reminding hubs of his rule of the “No talking! “About the only rule of my husbands that I love! Peace and quiet and time to read! Ahhhhhhh BLISS!!!!
We are situated on the NO TALKiNG flight and I start my book before push back already being interrupted by my talker!
I cracked my book… The Mount of Olives by Michael V. Inanov and tried to have an open mind! I had started this book months earlier and only made a few pages! Considering I had a little over two hours of silence I decided to get lost in this book!
I’ve always believed that books can find you when you most need the message! My book was sent to me at the most perfect time for my new journey. The 11 Declarations to an Extraordinary Life came to me and spoke volumes! So much so that I wish I had been given this books as a gift before I went to college! I hi-lighted, ear marked and dug deep into the adventure of Felix, my new friend for two hours!
When I was 18-19 years old on my way-heading to college perhaps this book would not have had the same meaning to me! Hard to say but I’m thankful for the lessons that books can bring to us and the magic and getaways they provide! The Mount of Olives certainly was an extended branch for me! I even gave the book to my husband as a reading assignment!!
I returned from my trip up North to a package from a dear friend ! Who doesn’t love a package from a friend ! Someone takes the time to think of you, goes to the post office and mails their love! So special! This book included a handwritten note from my friend that this-gifted book had a message for me!!! Another sign and I finished the book this morning! I got the message Dix…loud and clear! Thank you for sending this book and allowing it to find me at yet another perfect time! Books are like friends… magical , memorable and life changing! I also know I can’t live without them and now thanks to GUMBEAUX SISTAHS … I don’t think I can live without Gumbo💜💛🤍and of course SISTAHS from all over this great big Wonderful world!🌍
Stay well🦩Stay Healthy🦩Keep drinking strong Coffee and the good wine with Flamingo slippers🦩and always always follow your True North🦩Flamingo Out🦩