Grand Adventure

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” –J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

And so my grand adventure of life continues.  The events of the weekend (here and here) are in the past. And (not to be so terribly clichéd but clichés ARE there for a reason) all we can do is look forward to the next challenge, to the next adventure.

A friend said yesterday, well, yes, of course you can’t plan everything, but why not assume you WILL be here in St Louis and make your wedding plans accordingly.  And then, if something changes, well, then you’ll just come back to get married.  Wise word, indeed!  (Using indeed because I am feeling wizard-y and Gandalf-y).

Right now the idea of wedding planning makes me exhausted, and yes, I am quite angry at this city of St Louis and all that goes into it, but there’s no reason not to start planning {again}.  Maybe not this week as there are so many things I haven’t done in the past week or two that I must do, but shortly after that.

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” –Alexander Graham Bell

There will always be doors.  We have worked too hard and have too much going for us to have the doors shut.  But we must be careful of glass doors.  Birds often fly into those.

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  ~Eustache Deschamps

Many people live near their parents and family.  I do not.  Those of us who live away from our families bond together.  We celebrate holidays together.  And we become each other’s families.  It doesn’t mean we love our blood relatives less, because love is not something finite.  My parents moved away from their homes to start their own lives and I always knew I would do the same.

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2 thoughts on “Grand Adventure”

  1. Glass doors–excellent! I’ve flown into a few of those, myself. And LOTR is one of my all-time favorites for encouragement in the midst of Difficult Adventures. Hang in there!

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