My favorite types of landscapes are the ones that remind me how small we are 🐜
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Wild shot by our friend @chelseamealo ☁️
Who knew North Carolina had wild roads like this? What do you think the most underrated state is? 🗺
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When I was in high school, I was really focused on fitting in, so much so that when I look back, I think I was quite square. I colored within the lines in just about every way possible, if you will. My Aunt Linda lived nearby and we would go spend time with her often...and she was quite the opposite. She was a hippy, she dressed like the 60s and listened to Grateful Dead and decorated her home with wild colors and patterns. I loved her so much, and loved spending time with her even though our fashion and music and basically everything about us was opposite. She had a little dog named Lucy that was her saving grace, the love of her life...her child in every way, and I remember one day she got a tattoo of Lucy on her heart, and I have to confess, I was so shocked. I couldn’t imagine why someone would get a tattoo of their dog (forgive me, I was young!). Anyway...I could go on with this story, but I was just looking through photos and came across this one and remembered Aunt Linda, her dog tattoo, and I’ve just now realized my best friend Bri reminds me a lot of her.
Aunt Linda died a few years after that tattoo, after a 10+ year battle with scleroderma. I learned a lot from her...I still do. Losing people is a strange thing, and I’m convinced the more it happens the less it makes sense. But I know for me personally, little random reminders like this tell me a person is never fully gone if you keep on talking about them. I am pretty sure I’m a little less square than I was when I was 15, and I am certain I’d love and understand Aunt Linda even more now if I had the chance. One thing I know for sure, if people that we’ve lost can watch over us now, Aunt Linda is probably wildly in love with Bri, singing along to all the old songs in the van and laughing at how naive I am not knowing a single one of them 😬 And she’ll certainly be thrilled when I get a tattoo of my dog one day soon. ...