breathe in, breathe out, letting go
your soul will thank you
secrets ride the waves
ebbing, flowing in deep blue
we are not privy
waves carry a vast
mystery with each whisper
we may not discern
Lauren Scott (c)
March 25, 2021
Dear Mom and Dad,
Guess what? Your baby girl turned 60! Can you believe it? 60 doesn’t feel different, but it sure has a more profound ring to it than 40 and 50 did. I suppose then it does feel different. It’s Thursday, and Matthew, Michael, and I took the day off. They surprised me with an adventure – a relaxing drive surrounded by lush rolling green hills, cows grazing, majestic redwoods, and the crashing waves and beauty of the Pacific. I loved sitting in the back of the Pilot, chauffeured, enjoying the gorgeous scenery. The weather couldn’t have been better – sun shining in all its glory and the sky blue as ever.
Lunch was enjoyed outdoors encircled by those redwoods. I splurged on a patty melt and thought of you, Dad. How you loved your patty melts and chocolate malts! Well, I skipped the malt and indulged in Chardonnay!
We stopped in Bodega Bay to browse a little, then we resumed on Highway 1 driving along the coast heading for home. A fabulous all-day adventure that continued into the evening with champagne and more surprises. Family and friends in TN. and So. Cal. celebrated via Facetime, phone calls, and text messages.
I’m sure you’re aware of the pandemic that has stricken the world for over a year now. Well, Matt and Michael wanted to throw a big party, but even though things have improved, a large gathering just wasn’t a good option this year. But for my second Covid birthday and this big milestone, my entire family and circle of friends made the day as special as perfection.
In the big picture, we’re all healthy and doing fine, so please don’t worry about us. I wish you had been here to join in the celebration, to enjoy some bubbly and that sinfully delicious carrot cake that a friend made for me – you know carrot cake’s my favorite and how it counts as a vegetable in my kitchen.
I just want you to know how much I miss you, how much we all miss you. And I knew you’d enjoy some snippets from my 60th. Mom, it’s okay to let those tears fall, and Dad, I can see you smiling. I know you’re happy to hear your family is ok! I’ll end this now before it becomes a novel, and before I liberate those tears, too.
Love you so much, Lauren (your baby girl) xoxo
“Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.“
I am still young at heart and happy to be alive!
And I am grateful for all of you! ❤️🎂🥂
Looking into the future
it is a vast horizon –
one of hesitation
one of beauty
It is an ocean
of varied emotions
like the rolling waves
with their uncertainty
as they commingle
with the mystery
among them –
to catch my breath
of a spectacular sunset
the future requires
so that this moment,
this very moment
without being noticed
Lauren Scott © 2018
Photo: Taken by my husband,
north of Bodega Bay
on a motorcycle ride
We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary (see my prior post) on the coast and lucked out with some sunshine, even though the wind blew and it was cold. Here are some photos we took, so much beauty to take in…
We took the back roads going in and loved the green hills. Those cows
were also too darn cute!
The view was beautiful, but the coast is rugged at this time of the year,
with winds from 40-50 mph.
This pier was more narrow than we thought at first. I was taking pictures
with my cell, and all I needed was to drop it in the ocean. 🙂 But I didn’t,
needless to say. While walking out to the end, we saw a sea lion, but he
disappeared before I could click (probably camera shy). Our Inn was just
across the bay.
I thought the Christmas tree made for an interesting photo, not to
mention the entire composition (from my amateur perception).
Watching the sunset from our room…
…and the icing on the cake was when we were told that our son and daughter
took care of all anniversary dinner charges, along with adding a bottle of
champagne. A touching surprise, to say the least…
Overall, it was a wonderful time together. Thinking back, we wore
backpacks and hiking boots the last time we went away, so this
trip was welcomed. I hope you enjoyed the sights, and Thanks again,
for all of your lovely anniversary wishes!!!
“Beauty sleeps on the calm dreamy bosom of the ocean,
or lives in the dance of its wild waves.”
~T.C. Henley, “Beauty,” 1851~
~ Lauren ❤
Have you wished to fly
in the big blue sky,
soaring with angels near
and feathered friends so dear?
Think how incredible to swim
in the ocean on a whim,
with a chummy dolphin
and the biggest grin
Imagine strolling in a meadow
with a butterfly show
or tiptoeing amongst the stars
to the music of guitars
Lend an ear to what I propose
Close your eyes, twinkle your nose
Cross your arms, blink three times
Twirl around, you’ll hear the chimes
Lauren Scott © 2017
(I thought a smile would be welcomed
to end the week. This is revised from
several years ago, and I’m wishing you a
fabulous Friday and weekend!)
Aren’t we always hoping for more love and less hate? ♥
Photo credit to my son – taken in S.F. bay area
I strolled along the sandy path
Feeling welcomed by the scenery
The ocean was like a soothing bath
Its melody, a gorgeous delivery
The sand was warm against my feet
The silence, a desired retreat
The wind hugged gently as can be
The seagulls danced along the tide
Like children playing with innocent glee
Sharing their laughter with nothing to hide
I embraced, with zest, this heavenly day
While worries gratefully slipped away
Lauren Scott © 2015
LScott © 2013
Photo Credit to my Son 🙂