Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Joy, Hope, A Little Wonder and a Lot of Magic

Photo by Carolyn Graham
It's no surprise to my regular followers that I'm crazy about my Sweet Farmer and that we got a new Harley around the first of the Spring this year.
We finished our 5th cutting of hay, and had a day to escape and that's just what we did. Lucky for us to run into our favorite photographer!
I feel like I'm on a magic carpet ride when I'm snuggled on the back of my Sweet Farmer gliding down the rode in the open air.
You can smell things, see things and feel things that's just not possible in a closed vehicle.
I know it's more dangerous, but even that aspect makes you feel more alive and more attentive to the moment and to everything that's happening around you.
AND it makes you really hungry, thirsty and sleepy! Too bad it doesn't make you skinny!
So far, most of the time, we head down the same road, up the mountain to Ruidoso, New Mexico. I whispered in Sweet Farmer's ear this time "the road we always choose seems like married sex - familiar, but exciting every time we go there".
Maybe that's more information than you wanted. I suppose I'm gloating about my extreme happiness. But in this day and age- you need to know there are really happy couples, happy people out there. I know there was a long, sad period in my life that I really wanted and needed to believe that.

I don't just want it for myself, I want it for the whole world - a love and a life that brings you joy, hope, wonder and magic! No matter what your circumstances are - chase those things down like they're the last bus for the night!

No 14. She Speaks For Herself

14 comments:

Rebecca Anthony said...

What a great pic on the Harley!! There is nothing like that feeling on the back of your mans bike!

Your newest painting is divine, I'm loving the swishes of color around her hair and face, Beautiful!

aspecialjourneyofmyown said...

I want to ride on a Harley with my man! You are a shining light of love and warmth and soooooo sweet with your Sweet Farmer!

collin said...

I loved this post. So sweet and cute post. Thanks for sharing. U r so happy in your life with your partner.

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Buffy said...

It is nice to know that there are happy couples,happy people too out there. It looks like you're happy! That must be so fun. Love your girl too.

Kimmie said...

I love the painting - but I have to say I really love the photo - you guys look like there may be no such thing as hay - much less a 5th cutting of it - Ride On :)

simplyred said...

That's a great picture and, as always, your post was wonderful. My wonderful Saint Gene and I have been married very happily for 45 years and we're still very much in love. And I have a sneaky suspicion and you and Sweet Farmer will make it that long, too.

WrightStuff said...

Nice to see the pic - I can imagine the two of you blasting off into the sunset now!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

You two look cute as ever on that motorcycle. Hubby and I went motorcycling a lot when we were dating and first married. He sold it so we could have some furniture! ha
We've talked about having one again someday since we both love riding one. There is nothing like the fresh smells as you said in the open air.

My hubby graduates from college this December after going one or two nights a week for the past 4 years along with working full-time. I'm so proud of him. But with his needing to study in between we've had little time to do the extra fun things and it has been difficult for me. But we are going to celebrate really big in a few months when he is all finished. You might hear me celebrating. Yay! We can finally once again chase down that joy, wonder and magic! And I can't wait!!

Poetic Artist said...

My sister friend..You and sweet farmer look so happy. Can I say jealous of such happiness.. Ok I want say that..LOL..I love the photo to see you in your element of life. I like the the new girl.
Take care and hold on tight.
Katelen

Nancy said...

That picture of you two is bursting with love for each other.....I'm so happy for you...There's nothing like doing that special thing with your man to bring out the joy.......

I love your girl.....made me think you should do one on a motorcycle...she'd be a cool chick.....like you.....
Glad you're having fun.........

Amy said...

I love this, cuz. Thank you so much for posting it. I love to read about joy and happiness as a balance to a lot of gloom and doom out there. Hugs, and thanks. A

Lori said...

Hi! I love that picture of you! I wanted to stop by and wish you the best on your cards you are working on :)

brooke said...

Really nice piece of work, I love it.
Brooke
http://www.momentsofelegance.com

Steve Emery said...

Beautifully put, and I agree with all of it. Danger, "Married Sex," sharing so others might have reason to hope, and your 14th "speaker." I love what you did to her hair. And the way her lips echo the lush flowers in her hands.