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13 April 2015

ROUTE 66







|| Excitement doesn't have a expiry date ||


My lungs expand as I take in my first hit of ocean air in just over six months. 

The West coast of La is bursting with colourful personalities. Our adventure took us from the start, or the end, of Route 66 at Santa Monica, taking in the sights of the pier & vintage arcades, walking South until we hit Venice Beach. Home of the world famous skate park, body building beach gym, and a incredible variety of arts and crafts stalls. It also allowed me to rekindle my fear of seaside birds(why do they have to fly so close!).  

Ever since I started traveling a year and a half ago, I have collected a postcard from every city or town that has inspired me. They will all be collected together when i'm done & put in an album. Im like a magpie for collecting things that trigger laughter and memories. 

Do you have a item that you love to collect when you visit somewhere new? 

H. x


11 April 2015

DODGERS





|| I have got the dreamers disease ||


Baseball. The iconic American past time & I can see why. The lines stretched back from the gates, people urging forward to scramble for the limited giveaway Dodgers shirts. Peanuts, Hot dogs, Popcorn, nachos. All unlimited. All free. The sun was hot on the stands but the chilled bottles of coke washed everything down perfectly. It was my first ever game but it didn't take long to learn the chants & get caught up in the excitement of a home run and strikeouts. 

Freckles and over due vitamin D. What more could you want.

H. x

5 April 2015

IT'S HAPPENING


|| I began to realise how important it was
to be an Enthusiast in life. 
If you are interested in something, no
matter what it is. Go at it full speed
Embrace it with both arms, hug it, 
LOVE it, and above all become passionate 
about it, Lukewarm is no good. || 

- Roald Dhal


Bags are packed, tickets are booked, i'm here with my Easter Bunny all ready to start our mini adventure. My skin is itching for some Vitamin D. We got some amazing things planned, the cameras are charged and I can't wait to share! see you soon...

Holly


1 April 2015

MAGIC

Darling Magazine
By Megan Magers


|| "What if" is addictive, inspiring. An Escape. ||

Mason: Dad, there's no real magic in the world, right?
Dad: What do you mean?
Mason: You know, like elves and stuff. People just made that up. 
Dad: Oh, I don't know. What makes you think that elves are any more magical than something like a whale? You know what I mean? What if I told you a story about how underneath the ocean, there was this giant sea mammal that used sonar and sang songs and it was so big that its heart was the size of a car and you could crawl through the arteries? I mean, you'd think that was pretty magical right? 

                                             - Boyhood

                                                          

If you really think about it, magic exists all around us in the regular, everyday things. I could list them for pages, - trees, medicine, lungs, memories. Gravity. But we'd rather try to believe in fairy dust and spell books because there has always been a kind of aching attracted to the improbable. "What if" is addictive, inspiring. An escape. 

But I think reality can be just as fascinating, if we let it. 

As much as I wish there were wands and crystal balls, I wouldn't trade the stars. The way a song can make me feel. The ocean. Rain, Language. Maybe astonishing isn't as fictional as we think. Our bodies slow to almost stop during sleep. We fall in love with complete strangers. We travel to the moon. We give birth. 

What a wild thing to be able to believe in such unlikely truths.

Maybe in a way, every morning begins with "Once upon a time..." after all. And thats as remarkable as whatever we came up with as kids playing pretend. Charm doesn't have to be invented or falsified or created from thin air - I think the captivating inexplicable stuff is already right here. 

"Letting our hearts have a capacity for the impossible, might be the treasure map we've always craved."    

And you'd be surprised by how extraordinary this moment can be if you dwell in the allure of normalcy and pursue an appreciation for the commonplace. Letting our hearts have a capacity for the impossible might be the treasure map we've always craved. 

So, don't limit yourself to the fables and comics and stories Disney princesses tell you. Theres a mystical side to all of this glistening in our peripheral vision, waiting to be noticed. 

If you look close enough, you are destined to be awestruck. 



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