Tuesday, August 9, 2011

a simple kind of free

"Nothing to do
Nowhere to be
A simple little kind of free
Nothing to do
No one but me
And that's all I need"

Last night in Oklahoma there was a thunder storm. I have always loved Oklahoma thunder storms, because the lightening is breath-taking, the calm and humbling thunder, the smell of fresh rain, and the cool, calm light breeze after it's all over. Before it got real dark, there was a gorgeous sunset. I had to take pictures. I could not get over how pretty it was. I'm pretty sure Oklahoma has THE best sunsets. As I was driving home, I decided to roll down my window and turn off my air-conditioner. The weather was perfect. The music I was listening to was perfect. The lightening in the distance was perfect. Everything about driving home was so, "free" feeling. I felt like I didn't have a worry in the world.


"Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do everyday what should be done,
and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal." --Elbert Hubbard

"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain,
there would be no rainbow." --Henry Wadsworth longfellow

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic.
Just as free, free as we'll ever be." --Zac Brown Band

Well, Saturday I will finally be in the best place...the beach.
I finally get to have a week, yes, a whole week, to get some color on my white, pale, Rexburg skin. Yeah, I'm excited.
Laying out, relaxing, Coneheads (a local restaurant), boogie-boarding, snorkeling, sandcastles, pictures, shell collecting, running on the beach, waves, soccer on the beach, beach house, and best of all, making memories with my family.
Bring it on.

1 comment:

  1. Lizzie those pictures are beautiful! We do have beautiful sunsets don't we? Have fun with your family at the beach!