Friday, July 16, 2010

Prairie Story 27- Retreat into your dreams











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They had rented a Caribbean retreat for $150 a week. They wished after a few days to have had some screens. Sending laundry down to the rocks, all the mother-of-pearl buttons on his shirts were cracked. He gave them all to his laundress, for payment and tip. Apologies were said on both sides. Love healed all, and after they got used to millions of bug bites, they realized how well they had enjoyed themselves, once back in the states.
 
What do we expect in life , and what do we really need? This turned into one of the best vacations until he returned overseas again. Each vacation got better and better, making it hard to return to the reality of the real world. How could one make a life all a vacation was his goal. He hated not having a new destination in plan because of monetary needs, but yet hated having to work for it. What was a poor boy suppose to do?

Oh wait, there was meaning in this to exist in the elegant lifestyle he preferred. Where else would you be able to have fun and not need those almighty dollars. And when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. He had favorite friends to go to favorite stores together. It was a tradition to be upheld, part of that miraculous dream to squander all money maliciously. Think if we really directed excessive spending into a wiser prospective. That of course didn’t take hold, and he spent years shopping hastily, and with sudden misdirection. Then that gentle breeze caught up with him one day, and reminded him how simple life really was and could be. His soul soared into the wilderness, carried by a whisper of prairie breeze.




6 comments:

  1. such beautiful flowers. I love that second one but I'm not quite sure what type of animal that is supposed to be. Is it a rhino?

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  2. Lessons learned.

    The yellow flower,,,not sure of the name, I've found clumps of here and there along the roadsides here, beautiful! I love the purple coneflower!

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  3. Your statement "What do we expect in life and what do we really need?" really speaks to me. It took me years to figure this out. Living a simple life and enjoying simple pleasures is where I have found happiness.
    All the pictures are good but the one of Black-Eyed Susans is splendid!

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  4. That rhino is on the farm, I have passed it a dozen times and just found it.Only in Iowa!

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  5. nice rhino, nice flowers, great photos...

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