so fun surprising my friend who loved being surprised fully embracing the moment
“the moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. it is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
-ashley montagu, british/american anthropologist
( festive artwork that was a precursor to the night’s joyful celebration)
seeing this painting upon entering the room
where my dear friend
finally had the chance
to have the wedding she’d always wanted
delayed by two long years of pandemic
i knew it would be a memorable celebration
that really lived up to the artist’s vision
and then some.
“all great celebrations break away from the mundane.”
-jessica marie baumgartner
note to this townie and his car
who’ve made so many smile:
Shout out to the person driving the smart car that looks like a little tykes cozy coupe!
Everyone loves it and it brings all of the smiles and laughs every time you are spotted! 🙂
“whimsy doesn’t care if you are the driver or the passenger; all that matters is that you are on your way.”
stopping by this amazing wonderland of a store
was like stepping right into willie wonka’s factory
all joy and color
sweets of every kind and shape and size
old favorites, new delightful unusual treats
happiest place in town
nothing was impossible.
“Mr. Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change color every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds’ eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little dark red sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.”
-Roald Dahl, ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’.
out for a family stroll
“walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things.
it is the one way of freedom.
if you go to a place on anything but your own feet
you are taken there too fast,
and miss a thousand delicate joys
that were waiting for you by the wayside. “
-elizabeth von arnim