Friday, October 28, 2011

california dreams



camp/california and all its delicious bits....
palm trees~butterflies~taquerias~sisters~intention~love~beauty~permission~
campfire~ fog ~ surfers~ pacific~sand~marshmallows toasted so brown laughter~community~sharing~authentic~light~tears~surprises~sendoffs~graffiti (oh my the graffiti!)~dreams~flight~stories~ magic~poems~letting go~being silly
'christmas miracles'~chai tea~late nights~beach walks~seeing~being seen...

if i type it all out i fear it may lose a bit of its magic, so some i am keeping just for me. sacred. that is how it all is and all was.
one thing i am certain of is i came home with so much more than i arrived with.
i went with.. hopefulness, fears, insecurities, love, excitement, and uncertainty.
i left with...LOVE, hopefulness, excitement, exhilaration, surprises, friends, sisters, wonder, beauty (so much beauty), grace, permission, magic, fun, sparkle...
and a full heart... a very full heart.


xo california and all its natural beauty.
xo camper sisters. nothing but love.
xo friends who bookended my journey and delivered me safe and happy.
xo family who gave me the wings to fly.

thank you

11 comments:

Mae said...

xo lovely lady. it was an honor and a pleasure. thx for this.

barb said...

loved your little slideshow kristin... it brought smiles to my face :)

Eva said...

The video and your pictures are so beautiful! And, I dig that song too. I was so fun meeting you at camp!

xanthe said...

So beautiful, your words, and the slideshow. Loved sharing this journey with you xxxxx

{Amy} said...

oh, i crave something like this deep down in my soul. seriously, looks like an amazing time...i can't imagine how it must feel meeting these friends for the first time. what a beautiful trip kristen, so glad you were able to be there!! and i love the video!

smallroots said...

such lovely goodness here. i loved seeing your travels into the city at the end. please come back to this coast soon. -xo

Maegan Beishline said...

It looks lovely and soul filling and life changing! I'm so glad it was all that and more for you, Kristin!

Meghan @ Life Refocused said...

*sigh* Love it! Thanks, Kristin!! xo

Stef said...

thank YOU from the bottom of my heart xoxo sigh...i so wished you lived next door!

sarah jean, said...

i can't wait to watch the video! i am hoping on tuesday with a fast internet connection. so happy to have been a bookend. hope the feelings of warmth are carrying into the snow you just received. xxoo

modchik said...

oh you are making me want to retract my whole story and keep it deep in my heart. I love your take on the weekend, you are right some things are simply indescribable. I'm so glad I met you. <-- new HUGE fan of your words/photos. xoxo