I had several ideas for a post today, but as it is Friday, I didn’t want to get too philosophical, or too preachy, and I didn’t think anybody feels like learning something new right now, so I discarded them all. (For now… you’ll have to suffer through all of that next week!) 🙂
One thing I noticed as I was thinking about what to write/post, was that I kept looking at my travel photographs. I discovered a need within myself…
I need to get on a plane soon, and do some travelling, or I will not be held responsible for my actions! I need to do something exciting soon, or I might combust spontaneously.
I’m not ungrateful. I know my significant other was a darling last week to take me away for the weekend. And I loved it. But it is not the same as TRAVELLING! Travelling involves visas, and planning for months, and packing and unpacking and re-packing, and then getting on a plane, and jetting off into the wide, blue yonder… And getting off the plane in a place where you can understand nobody, and nobody understands you – especially if you speak Afrikaans! 😉
And unfortunately for us South Africans, travelling involves a lot of money…
So until we can get around to the real thing again, you might have to listen to my whining every once in a while, and look at some of my ancient pictures.
Since it’s weekend (I know I said that before), and since I stopped myself from getting philosophical, you have to forgive me if I end on a slightly spiritual note.
Eight years ago, my daughter and I went to Europe. It was one of the best times in my life, and some of the places we saw had a real emotional effect on me. One of these was the Melk Abbey in Austria. It is indescribable, so I’m not even going to try, but it is something out of this world.
This picture is of the main dome (cuppola) of the abbey. If you look very closely, you’ll see a dove right at the very top, at the very centre of the dome. That symbolises the Holy Spirit.
Before I turn this into a long winded trip down memory lane, I’m going to say goodbye. All I basically wanted to do, was to wish you a wonderful, blessed weekend! 🙂