Sunday, November 12

sleepless in seattle

Sleepless in Seattle. Seriously...I think we all had no more than 4 hours sleep per night. There was too much excitement. Not to mention body clocks a wee bit off due to different time zones. I remember a night when I tip toed from bed to bed. Climbing up to the bunk bed above Susannah and then crawling into the middle of a three way spoon with Letha and Thea...then back to my bunk and so on. My heart and mind were racing. So many times I stared up at the ceiling in disbelief that we were all together in body. I had written, phoned, emailed these women for almost a year and here they all were in the flesh under one roof. It took some time for all of us to get used to one another in motion, in 3D, well...that would be 4D really since I could touch them, wouldn't it? It was like one huge blind internet date. The seven of us all standing in Letha's living room giggling and tripping out over our first live moments together. I recall grabbing a couple of their faces and saying "You're Real!".

This past year has been one of the most beautiful as well as one of the most difficult years of my life. These women have gathered around me in spirit for so long...and now they were sandwiching me in between all of their bosoms in a group hug. It was so surreal.

So folks...the connections you are making via this blog world are indeed real. Sometimes that is hard to believe...or it feels too good to be true but in my experience, these wonderful souls I have been drawn to in blogosphere are even more amazing in person. I believe we are all drawn to one another cosmically because being together felt as though I had been with them lifetimes before.

Words are hard to find when thinking about what I just experienced. So, I decided to post pictures instead. I think you'll feel the magic and see their beauty through the pixels...

thea & her mate, canon digital rebel xt

letha in her gorgeous home, canon digital rebel xt

lovely susannah, canon digital rebel xt

michelle absorbing , canon digital rebel xt

glowing meg, canon digital rebel xt

lizzie, canon digital rebel xt

thea, me & susannah, canon digital rebel xt

me & susannah, canon digital rebel xt

thea & meg dancing, canon digital rebel xt

meg, michelle & liz dining, canon digital rebel xt

letha & me, friends since 5th grade, canon digital rebel xt

monkey girls: me & susannah, canon digital rebel xt

meg & letha snuggling, canon digital rebel xt

me & thea snuggling, canon digital rebel xt


Blogger kelly rae said...

i am loving all the stories and photos from each of you as you start to really process, absorb, remember. you take best photos!

November 12, 2006 at 11:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger Georgia said...

I LOVE THESE!!! Each one filled with such emotion. Teeny little glimpses into your magical week.


November 12, 2006 at 12:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Hmmmmm yummy. Every post, every picture pulls me back to those moments. I want them to last forever-or at least to feel as vivid and real as they do as I read this.

You captured so much in your photos. You are a wonderful photographer darling. You captured our essences beautifully.

I miss your snuggles so very much.

toe to toe my sweet
I love you

November 12, 2006 at 12:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

i think it is a testament to the fact that you really are my monkey that you look better in the monkey hat - it was made for you :-)

love you baby xox

November 12, 2006 at 12:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

(gotta leave another commment)... looking back over our pictures, i'm remined how much hugging and snuggling and cuddling there was. we were all so physical with each other weren't we.... so so glorious... i miss you x

November 12, 2006 at 12:46:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply Gorgeous.

November 12, 2006 at 2:33:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, enchanting pictures D. Seeing your sweet faces together is wonderful. Your heartfelt descriptions paint a colorful and amazing picture. Thank you for gifting us this.

Love to you...xoxoxoxo

November 12, 2006 at 4:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Deirdre said...

I always believed friendships begun on the internet were suspicious things, not rooted in reality. I was wrong. These connections with our tribe are gifts, surprises that have opened my eyes and warmed my heart. All of you who gathered in Seattle are connected in ways that will continue to amaze and delight you. Yes, an amazing gift.

November 12, 2006 at 4:55:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the pictures!!!!!

girls you had SO MUCH fun!!!!

Cheers FRISTERS!!!!!!!!

November 12, 2006 at 7:15:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey... i'm back!
i got lost in the pics and forgot to read you darling!!! hehehe...

i absolutely agree with you: sometimes it feels too good, too surreal to be true.

to you!!!!

November 12, 2006 at 7:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Deb R said...

Beautiful photos! No surprise though, how could they not be with all of you shining through. And may I just say, y'all were rockin' the hats and scarves! Yum!

November 12, 2006 at 8:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

The joy is just radiating off of you lovely women in these images! I'm glad you had such a beautiful experience...

November 13, 2006 at 4:14:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you all look like you belong with one another! your light, love and freindship enveloping you all.

November 13, 2006 at 5:53:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had such a visceral reaction to this post all i want to do is purr.


all of you have become so special to me, and words cannot express how happy i am that that meeting was so life-changing and wonderful to you all.

*raises a glass* here, sweetie, is to long lasting friendships, and a tribe who will be there throughout lifetimes.
pure bliss.

November 13, 2006 at 8:01:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dan said...

I must have that Canon Digital Rebel XT.

What are Thea's demands?

November 13, 2006 at 9:47:00 AM PST  
Blogger Letha Sandison said...

Oh sweet pea....come back!!! I want more cuddles and giggles. You take the most amazing photos love, really!!!

I love to relive all these moments, you have all become so special to me...of cours you have been special to me for ages now.

Miss you SO SO SO SO SO SO much!!


November 13, 2006 at 10:23:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can really see the connection all of you ladies share and all of your beauty in these pictures shines through. Darling they are absolutly stunning and they speak a thousand words.

Thank you for sharing your connections with us and Congratulations for being so brave and taking the enormous leap to meeting these women in person.

November 14, 2006 at 8:02:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no fair! stop it. you're having entirely too much fun.

November 14, 2006 at 10:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i love these!

November 15, 2006 at 11:22:00 AM PST  

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