Friday, June 16

writer's block


I'm having a bit of that today, writer's block that is. So I'm going to post one of my favorite photos taken by me. It's nothing spectacular and I don't exactly remember if it was taken in Nai Wok or Nam Tok but it was definetely on Koh Samui in Thailand. The reason it means so much to me is:
  • Up until I was 31 years old, I had spent my entire life in one small geographical location. I'd been to 5 other provinces besides my home province. I had been to Boston and Tampa in the US and that was it. Except for quick trips to Holton, Maine for cool groceries and some good shopping.
  • I always made excuses of why I couldn't go travelling when invited by friends. It was always because of money but I didn't like to admit that. The one time that I did decide to go my friend cancelled on me and then ended up going. Without me. In case that wasn't clear. Some friend.
  • When I started to travel, I.WENT.BIG. I flew to South Korea and then went to Thailand. I've never been more excited and liberated in all my life. Too hard to explain but I'm going to try and describe why it was liberating.
  • I spent the majority of my life escaping into movies. Movies mean so much to me. They rarily let me down and when they do I don't take it personally. So I've "seen" the world. I also did this through books but movies really did it for me.
  • So that's why I went big. When I took this photo it's because this looked like a movie set to me. Which would make me the star.
Now do you get it?

10 comments:

mamatulip said...

I get it.

It's a great photo. I love the meaning it has for you.

metro mama said...

I completely understand. I've not been able to afford to do the travelling I want to do..but I plan to some day.

Great pic.

sunshine scribe said...

I so get it. Really.

I love this photo. It is so perfect ... thanks for sharing :)

Jezer said...

I can totally relate.

Love the photo.

lildb said...

that's so cool - you have your own movie stah moment.

:)

something blue said...

That hardly feels like writers block. I love the photo and the thoughts that go with it.

Traveling make me feel completely alive.

Mother Bumper said...

Jana - You're right. Originally I did have writer's block so I just decided to post the picture. But then I thought I needed an explanation and the words just came to me. So it started out that way but I actually like what I posted. Maybe I should try this more often.

Mrs. Chicky said...

You certainly did do it up big! I'm so impressed. I don't think I would have thought to go to Thailand as a first big trip. But I'm a wuss. :)

Bri said...

What a gorgeous picture. Talented! I agree with the movies, one summer I went to the movies almost every day. Thailand must've been amazing!!!!

Her Bad Mother said...

You are a star in this story, baby. What an awesome tale and awesome pic!