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    With abandon…

    “Rain usually makes me feel mellow: curl up in a corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today… it just makes me feel wet.”

    Chris Stevens from ‘Northern Exposure’

    Does anyone remember the show, ‘Northern Exposure?’  I was a fan.  My girlfriend Desiree and I even took a small detour during a road-trip to Seattle to visit the town, (Rosalind,) in which the television show was shot.  It was a funky little place.

    The show was beautifully written and I always had a notebook by my side when it was on so that I could jot down quotations.  (You see, I’m a quote-collector from way-back!)  At the end of one poignant episode, Ed and Chris, (my two favourite characters,) are trying to figure out how to comfort a lonely bird.  I think it was a crane.  They surmised that the crane was doing a mating dance and wanted a partner, so Chris suggested that they dance with it.  One of my favourite lines during that episode came after Ed asked, “How should we dance?”

    Chris replied, “With abandon.”  The scene ended with the two grown men dancing with the crane in a beautiful outdoor location.

    My daughters dance with abandon.  It’s a sight to behold.  In fact, they do a lot of things with abandon: play, sing, run…

    What a great way to live.


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    5 comments to With abandon…

    • Maureen

      I love that show and catch the reruns when I can.
      I think we all need to throw our hands in the air to catch the raindrops coming down and kick up some leaves at this time of year.

    • Karen

      Well-said Maureen! I’ll take the girls outside to do some leaf-kicking and drop-catching tomorrow.

    • Desiree

      I must have been feeling your vibes today – decided to see what you were up to and was treated to a happy memory that I share with you! Karen, your blog is beautiful – you are beautiful! Congrats on your first book! You have two lucky little girls to have you for their mama.

    • Karen

      Ha ha, Daisy that’s great!!! It was a fun little trip wasn’t it? Thank you so much for your kind words; you’re too sweet.

      Speaking of fun trips, we’ll be in your town next week & would love to see you…I’ll email the details.
      Love and hugs to you.

    • I love that show too! I’m going to try to find old episodes online. Thanks for the reminder (well, both of them – I’ll try a little abandon, too.)

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