curtis is in heaven. he's been surfing 4 to 5 hours a day on some pretty good waves. this leaves me a happy lil clam on the beach with a good book. i'm probably averaging a book every 3 days.
today i finished "the girls ", a novel by lori lansen. it's an easy read about rose and ruby, a pair of conjoined twins. it's written in the first person (supposedly) as an autobiography of one of the twins. ah the treasures one finds in dusty bookstores! anyway, whenever i come across a line that hits me i usually write it into my journal but since this is my online journal of sorts i thought i'd share it with everyone instead of keeping it to myself.
"...i understand that i am me, but i am also we."
it's such a powerful statement. it's something that everyone in a relationship struggles with. everyone from the 2 person team like husband and wife to larger bodies like president and country.
curtis was driving us back to kuta and i hung on from the back of the bike. the wind was pressing down on my helmet then rushing past my face. i love the rushy feeling of the countryside whizzing by. i'm chewing on that line in the book. i took notice of it -- it's a reminder that i need to be mindful of curtis, it's also a nudge to make sure that curtis is mindful of me (i need to tell him this).
our trip back to the US is only slightly delayed and a we got a few days reprieve from reality. i've been worried about how i'm going to pick up again. where do i even begin? curtis says i worry too much. i probably do. he tells me that WE are going to be ok. i take a breath and remember that i'm not alone. yes, WE will be just fine.
tomorrow i'm hunting for something new to read. i'm open to suggestions.
a shot SOOC (straight out of camera) bravely using my big girl camera + superwide angle lens while hanging on to curtis from the back of a motorbike. more tales from the left lane to come.
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