Posted by +Debra
I am not gonna lie, I was a bit worried when we broke down, and kept picturing newspaper articles on how 3 people went missing, I pictured all sorts of horrible things happening…I mean it’s not like theres a tow truck and a mcdonalds down the road…but I quickly pushed those morbid thoughts away and tried to help my brother figure out how to get us moving again It was a sparesly populated region, and it was so hot. Luckily for us, we had tons of water, a leather belt, and some brave ingenuity. We tied a makeshift hose, filled the water and rollde a few more miles down the highway in search of help. We spotted a sign for a bed and breakfast, and heaved a massive sigh of relief when a cozy white farm house appeared out of the heat waves. I could have been imagining it, but a small voice in my head started singing some sort of thankful praise, like my own mental gospel choir.
It’s been so long since I was without basic comforts and luxuries, like tv, internet, fridges with food. I had forgotten what it was like to be child like and explore and wander around, letting my imagination run free and not having other people give me ideas but just letting myself think and explore without influence. For me, my brother and sister, it was truly an afternoon to be kids again. We explored under rocks, gawked at bugs, made silly shadows, and all in all had an awesome time. It was an afternoon to remember, and a real blessing in disguise. Sometimes I remember to relax and let life unfold. Sometimes our adult selves are given a chance to be a kid again, and to refresh the good moments of being a child and appreciate the NOW so much more. It was a special afternoon and will always be thought of fondly.
– All photos from a Panasonic Lumix DSC- FZ8, and Iphone 3s.