When you’re riding the River of Life, buckets of ice cold water will hit you in the face, splash all over you. Leak in at your feet where you’re not expecting.
Viewed from the vantage point of the cliff, Horseshoe Bend is extremely unusual. But when you’re going through it, it doesn’t appear especially striking. Just another winding twist of the river, of which there are plenty.
To appreciate it fully, you have to experience it both up close, and get some distance from it and look back.
The whole idea of death by beheading both fascinates me and creeps me out. Like, some theories say you can still think for a few seconds, after they separate your head from your body. How do you greet your death with equanimity, being alive one moment, and knowing you will be dead in another?
The problem wasn’t the vocabulary we knew we had to learn, like “loo” or “water closet” for bathroom/toilet. It was the words we didn’t know we had to learn.
Having planned carefully (so I thought) I found some things I packed for my three week trip to Europe turned out to be super-helpful – and other things, much less so. Learn now from my mistakes, kids. The Baggalini purse on the left was awesome, with pockets for EVERYTHING. Comfortable, lightweight, adjustable strap… I would…