Count-down: 17 days until departure for Alaskan Adventure!
I can’t believe today is already the last day! The Challenge went so fast this year!
I have a hard time with “Z”. I always want my last post to be really good, but “Z” words often don’t fit too well with my themes. Last night my son, who’s nine, was trying to help me come up with a good “Z” word. It was getting late because I’m a procrastinator and we started rattling off all the “Z” words we could think of. Finally, he blurted out, “zucchini”. I told him zucchinis didn’t have anything to do with Alaska. He thought for a moment and told me we needed to take a zucchini with us on our trip, then we’ll have one in Alaska and I can write about it.
Amid bursts of laughter we thought about drawing sharpie eyes on the zucchini and dressing him in a hat and sunglasses. We would name him Zorba the Zucchini. I told Ryan he might not make it through airport security.
My actual “Z” word, I decided is Zen. I’ve only attempted meditation a few times, but I feel like our long drive will be a sort of meditative experience. There will be long stretches of looking inside myself while my eyes focus on the constancy of the road. I can let go of the everyday stressors and concentrate on breathing. On Being.
Being not an individual, but a part of something bigger; a family, a mountain valley, a speck in this grand universe.
Thanks for stopping by each day to read my posts! I had a great time this year and I learned so much from everybody. I want to thank Arlee for creating this wonderful A-Z Challenge! And thanks to all the co-hosts and helpers who help to make it run smoothly. I know it takes a lot of time and effort. You guys/gals are awesome!