“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


the things we takeaway

last night, at the end of all words, under the emma tree.

earlier in the day,
i'd noticed these boots still wore some sand from the beach.

i'd stood too close to the edge.

but how could i not?



  1. Glad you had a wonderful time.

  2. :)making me smile in about ten different ways.

  3. I understand totally! How could you not? I would have stomped right in.

  4. as much as I love the beach and your boots..and I do .. the "last night boots kicked back" softness and all really say so much to me ..

  5. Debi...you have been to the edge....now hold on and free fall without looking back...YOU GO GIRL...get sandy, keep walking, STEER....stay strong...because YOU ARE ! ~and those boots are made for walking...~

  6. this is simply a beautiful, strong post

  7. keep walking debi.....forward. don't go back !

    and i think you took a lot more photos than you think you sneaky thing you.....

  8. Oh now...a bit of sand was brought back into your home. A welcomed friend to remind you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  9. what ARE boots without sand on them?


    they are meant to get down and dirty with the journey

    love that you went too far, most women should!!! xoxo

  10. How could you not, indeed. I can't tell you how much your email meant to me. Truly. I cried. You are a goddess. xoxo Gigi

  11. Debi, You have a picture of what my daughter named "The Stopping Place," where the powers that be told the waters, "You can go no further." When I go to Florida or Galveston I often spend time meditating at The Stopping Place...it is very spiritual for me. The picture you took is perfect! Blessings,

  12. Walking the edge is a good thing..it's where all the creative people live.

  13. There is something beautiful, mysterious & powerful in the marriage of those two aspects: relaxing/reflecting at home, & standing on the edge, that moves me greatly. Thank you.
    And, yes, you are a goddess.

  14. There is no such thing as standing too close to the edge!

  15. There was no way to resist... I completely understand.


  16. Standing at the edge can
    be very scary....in an
    exciting sort of way, doncha'

    But, I also think it's nice
    to have someone to hold
    your hand to keep you steady
    as you go...

    Thanks for sharing...

  17. Ah yes, boots...
    (bought a pair of rubber boots yesterday -- I'm going waterfall hunting today)

  18. it's been way too long since i have visited. sounds like you had a nice visit to the beach and meeting new friends. I long to do something like that.

  19. you know what they say about "these boots".


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