Saturday, April 21, 2007

Once more, unto the breach, dear friends

Had I not seen the Sun
I could have borne the shade

But Light a newer Wilderness

My Wilderness has made --
-Emily Dickinson


It's strange, isn't it, how sometimes something that's supposed to illuminate casts a shadow instead, veiling by the very act of exposing, engendering confusion instead of clarity. How is it that light can sometimes seem to conceal the truth? Damn Bless all poets; they make us delve into the depths of our minds and souls.

The girlfriends and I are flying down south a few hours from now. I will thus be missing in action for a few days. We'll be taking part in a fiesta, stuffing our faces (because fiestas in Philippine provinces are gastronomic orgies, you see). Going to a couple of islands, soaking up the sun's rays, bathing in the sea, generally just lazing around -- these are pretty much the items on our agenda. I'll post pictures when I get back.

Pictures. All of us have them in our minds, playing in a mad slideshow that refuses to stop. It can be fun, it can be exasperating. Depends on your mood and the images, really. Aarrrgghh, stop me. I'm just so looking forward to basking in the sun on islands I've never been to.



I am ♥ing this song so much, and not just because it was covered by Coldplay and REM's Michael Stipe. I think it rocks. It's for you. And for me.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Stay safe. Don't do anything I wouldn't do (which is plenty since I'm probably the biggest wuss there is, was, and will be this side of the world). I'll be back online around Thursday (my time) next week. Ciao!

24 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Have a most excellent time Lizza. Enjoy the sun, the sand, and the feast. Cheers!!

Em said...

Have fun! I would love to be in the sun on an island!!

Lizza said...

Matt-man: Will do, thanks!

Em: Thank you! I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog.

it's the little things... said...

Have a great time Lizza!

kyels said...

Have fun Lizza!

(:

Travis said...

Sounds like lots of fun. Wish it was me!

zeroimpact said...

Hope you have a great weekend too
:)

Jemima said...

I don't live near the sea. The last time I was at the beach was when I was on holidays in Melbourne last year. *sigh*

Enjoy yourself & have a great time.

Gale said...

Wow! Are you really going to a beach that looks like that. Incredible. Hope you have a wonderful time. I am insanely jealous.

christine said...

Your holiday sounds awesome, girlfriends, fiesta and food. The stuff dreams are made of. Enjoy! :)

Kiyotoe said...

Have fun and be safe lovely!

Peace (stole that from Odat).

daddy papersurfer said...

Personally, I think it's very selfish of you to have a holiday now just when I need your help and support. I'll try and keep the news from the terrible Goddess lest her wrath descends upon you!

Michael C said...

Have a great time. I might get to go to the store, so it should be a big weekend for me, too.

Sanni said...

Aaaaah, sounds like lots of fun under the sun...

Love the song - have a great week(end)!

ShadowFalcon said...

- love emily dickinson

have a wonderful trip!

Odat said...

Be safe, have fun, relax!
Peace

Witness Street said...

I'm jealous!!! And no posts for a few days? :(

Anyhoo. Enjoy the sand, sun and sea!

Natalia said...

Oh here's hoping it's a wonderful time. And I love the little heart you use for hearting.

-N

H said...

You DO know that I seriously envy you right now, don't you?

Of course you know. :-(

7107 island. that's just plain unfair.

lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

have fun my dear :) i'll be thinkin of you when im in europe ! *hugs*

H said...

Liz, I love looking at your map. It's amazing how many red dots there are on it, in the widest reaches! really delightful. couldn't help smiling at the thought of how many people who share a secret and sometimes not so secret little greeting with you each day! Very nice, woman who blogs :-) I'm hoping you'll blog about this map of yours some day... soon.

CS said...

I'm jealous, but I hope you have a fabulous time. (And I love Michael Stipe).

Bond said...

I WANT THE BEACH!!!!!!!!! OH my can I come visit someday... how beautiful

Lizza said...

Thanks, everyone. I had a great time. My apologies, DaddyP, I didn't mean to be so inconsiderate. :-)

H, I hope to visit those red dots on the map!

Bond, come visit!

Deb, you're going to Europe? I'm envious!

Natalia, it's cute, I agree. :-)

Migs, you went somewhere nice recently, if I recall. :-)

Odat, Shadowfalcon, Sanni, Kiyotoe, CS, Jemima, ZI, Travis, Kyels, Marlayna, thanks! I had a very good time.

Michael, I hope you had fun at the store. :-D

Christine, I need tips from you on what to see next. You've been everywhere!

Gale, I did go to that beach. :-D