Thursday, October 7, 2010

Parallel Lives

"What I really want is to have parallel lives.
To not have to make a choice,
to experience everything."-Pauline Kenny*

Often I dream of a parallel life. One that allows me to be in several places at the same time. Sometimes in that dream I'd like to be in Coogee Beach, Australia, where my youngest daughter Athena lives.

I dream of seeing Mat and Athena smiling like this:

Other days I dream of a life in Italy. I am walking down a street perhaps in Florence, the city where my other daughter Aria lives.

In that parallel life I see Aria standing in the sunshine with Daniele and they look like this:
If I can't have a parallel life then I am greatful for the times when I am together with both my girlies in our own backyard.

Loving the times when both my girls come home.
(Athena and Mat will be home for the Thanksgiving holidays and Aria and Daniele will come home for Christmas. )YAY!!!
"Home is where the heart is."
Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen are spending A Year in England. They run Slow Europe, a guide to finding vacation rentals in Europe, and Cotswolder, a travel guide for the corner of England that is their temporary home.


girasoli said...

I am so happy for you that you will have both of your girls home for the holidays (one for each holiday). You must be very excited!

Great photos! I especially love the photo of you in Florence. It almost looks like a painting!

Laurie said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you that your beautiful girls will be home!

nancyhol said...

I LOVE this post, Barb!

I think we all wish we had parallel lives. I know I certainly do, and my other life would be in Italy!

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