Thursday Thoughts: Universal Mountain

universeWe have a saying in my family: Fun, Travel, and Adventure! Which actually means something quite different, having to do with a crude description of a biological act and a branch of the US military. Don’t ask me how this came about. It just did. In the ensuing 30+ years, FTA came to mean something a bit closer to definition rather than the euphemism. And that goes even further back–to my dad and family vacations when he would suddenly veer off our programmed path and we’d end up in some very odd (and occasionally quite unsavory) places. My mother didn’t have a deviation bone in her body, She was a Cancer. As far as she was concerned, you plotted a trip from point A to point B and you followed the directions religiously. My dad? Yeah…not so much. It led to some lively trips when I was growing up.

After Lawyer Guy and I got married, and FTA meant Army, travel was always an adventure. Once Only came along, it got even more interesting and little side trips the norm. Even though I was the navigator, there were times when getting lost seemed like just the right thing to do and we sure came across some fascinated sights when it happened. And yes, today’s little message from the Universe reminded me of all that.

Silver, do you know what’s a 1,000,000 times better than getting to the top the mountain?

Getting there, after having been lost.

Ohhh yeah,
The Universe

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Let’s get lost, Silver!

The nice thing about getting lost? You don’t even have to leave home to do it, if you have a good book at hand. When’s the last time you got lost?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Mountain

  1. Ashlynn says:

    You ever think you posted or texted someone only to realize, you THOUGHT you did, but actually never did? That was me yesterday. I looked at your Wednesday blog and thought, where did my comment go? Uh, I never did, only thought I did. HA! (I’ll blame it on getting old or brain damage)

    Anywho, that’s pretty funny about the FTA. hehe Sounds like something our family might have thought of. And I’ve gotten lost in a few good books lately. Some of them were awesome book hangovers. Some left me scratching my head.

    So glad you are on the mend! Cheers to a speedy recovery!

  2. It’s hard for me to ever actually get ‘lost’. I mean, I don’t always know where I am, but I always know how to get back to where I’ve been. Still, it’s fun trying to get lost. It’s been a while since we did the ‘hey I wonder where that road goes’ thing. Definitely need some of that once the weather gets nice again.

    Sorry I was late commenting. Scatterbrained over here. I’m so glad you’re back to posting and that you’re on the road to feeling better. :hugs:

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