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- by Joan -
These three words can be applied to life in general, take the time each day to go forth and focus on enjoying some, if not all of it. I’ve been trying for the past few months to do just that, to look where I might not look, to veer to the left instead of the right, to open myself to new ideas and actually listen to people and not focus on what I’m going to say in response. It’s been interesting.
I am not the most patient of people… especially if I’m planning a trip to the Vineyard. I do try to contain myself but it’s hard when my head and heart are so focused on getting there.
I try to incorporate the words seen here in a window display at Sanctuary in Oak Bluffs, into my goal of being calm and not driving those around me crazy with my anxiousness. Does it work? You’d have to ask my family.
IMAGINE – I always imagine myself on MV, it’s part of who I am. I think about where I’ll go and what I might do and where I’ll be staying. I picture myself doing my favorite things and having new adventures.
ENJOY THE JOURNEY– part of the experience of going to MV is getting to MV. The travel routine is pretty well set. There’s always a stop in Mystic, CT for lunch and when Chappy is with us to give him a chance to stretch his legs. One of the favorite parts of the journey is driving down Route 28 from Falmouth to Woods Hole. There’s something about this two lane road that makes me smile and makes my heart race as I get closer to the ferry to MV. Once on the ferry the final part of the transition from mainland to Island begins.
The Islander, everyone’s favorite ferry…
FAITH – I have faith that I will return to the Vineyard. I have faith that I will always find peace and contentment there. I have faith that I am renewed there. I have faith that it will always, somehow be in the lives of my family.
So basically …
but even if I’m not, I’m …
which is a continuous state of mind for me.
What rituals or habits do you have when you’re planning a trip to the Vineyard… and what MUSTS do you have to do once you’re there?
- by Joan -
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Illumination Night again because it’s my favorite event (Illumination Night this year is Wed, Aug 15)
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Sunday, April 15th is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
I’d like to share my experience at the Titanic exhibit two years ago.
My daughter Deb and I went to NYC to see the Titanic exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Expositions building. It has since closed in NYC and moved on to other cities, but you can CLICK HERE to see the exhibit promo.
As you enter the Titanic exhibit you’re given a boarding pass of an actual passenger … you find out at the end of the exhibit whether you survived or not. My third class passenger was Catherine Joseph, she was 24, married and mother of two small children. They all survived. Deb was Nora Hogarty, 18 who was sailing to America to join an order of nuns. She did not survive.
The exhibit was interesting, painstakingly put together and quite haunting.
These workmen are dwarfed by the Titanic’s giant propellers.
Some of the places and things I love about the Vineyard.
Ocean Park Bandstand.. Illumination Night.. post card.. Edgartown waterfront.
Gay Head cliffs.. writing in the sand.. Edgartown lighthouse.
Menemsha sunset.. the beloved ferry Islander (retired in 2007)
The Tabernacle.. Oak Bluffs beach.. Gay Head lighthouse.. Old Whaling Church.