The word adventure reminds me, I watched a great documentary last night, 180° South, on the recommendation of a friend. There was a line in it that I really liked, "The word adventure has gotten overused. For me adventure is when everything goes wrong. That's when the adventure starts." There's a lot of truth to that; I know from experience. Once we moved from Phoenix to Reno in a U-Haul towing a green horse trailer loaded to excess and a station wagon tagging along full of kids. Seems like a simple enough task but things started going wrong and it did turn into an unbelievable adventure. A story for another night maybe. My childhood was filled with that sort of occurence; I'm blessed with (and have honed) great coping skills, I can handle what comes. Anyway, a portion of the movie happens on Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island), one of the world's most isolated inhabited islands and a place often held up as an example of the dangers of overexploitation. The population went from 30,000 down to 111 people. Aldous Huxley said, "Men do not learn very much from the lessons of history. And that is the most important of all the lessons of history." They say that as the story of Rapa Nui goes, so goes the planet. Let's hope not but just in case, I really want to go on the Gypsy Tour sooner rather than later. :-)
These are the offerings for this day:
1. A pair of cotton pajamas
2. A pair of olive green denim shorts
3. A turquoise blue tank top
4. Cesar's Way by Cesar Millan
5. Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Tomorrow is day 100 and I thought I should maybe plan something splashy but since my sound effects effort fell flat (no comments on how cool and impressive it was and one daughter told me she "didn't get it") I'm waffling. Guess we'll see....