i have written this blog about 50 times at this point, and for some reason, some of the pictures just keep insisting on resizing themselves on their own when i publish it. so, i am going to just leave it as is. sorry about the weird spacing problems - they are literally unfixable on my end, at this point. don't know what's going on, but it is what it is.
i can just see the headlines now:
"Tea Leaves and Gurps Smith GONE WILD
in Great Britain. Countries left wondering
'But why would they do this?!'"
once upon a time, there were two women who were really good friends. best friends. sisters. nay - WIVES. they (not legally... yet...) married each other and roamed the united states, making people horrifically uncomfortable and racking up points on their inside-joke scale.... it was a tall scale.
then one day they both discovered they had a passion for england. gurps had previously lived there and knew it was her true heartland. tea leaves had yet to visit, but her husband lives there and he needs marrying.... and so their journey began.
the most fun stage of planning a trip - IS THE PLANNING STAGE. it's so fun to dream about how amazing a certain thing is going to be. once you embark on that trip - nerves and worries and circumstances creep up that need dealing with and they can steal the joy right out of your adventure. BUT - the planning/dreaming stage is pure, untainted happiness. you heard me - untainted.
get on board with it.
Why I Want To Go Back
He stood staring into the wood for a minute, then said: "What is it about the English countryside — why is the beauty so much more than visual? Why does it touch one so?"
He sounded faintly sad. Perhaps he finds beauty saddening — I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty's evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die. Then he said I was probably too young to understand him; but I understood perfectly.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle