05 January 2008

Getting Back to Myself

I am in my hotel room by myself at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Hawaii. The boys have driven into Honolulu to the Pipeline Cafe to see the MISFITS. The bands' last stop on supposedly their last tour. I wasn't up to skanking or whatever you do to "zombie punk", but Land was incredibly adamant that he go to the concert. We are just sad that Upstanding Youth is not the opening group - now that is a concert! But...back to my night alone - I just watched the sun set over the point, breathtaking. I can hear children playing with their siblings in the pools lit by torches reflecting in the water. The ocean is overwhelmingly loud and gets more so as it gets darker. I have ordered room service and am doing handstands in the room. Upside down is when I feel young again. I guess now I am ready to go back to work, to finish a master's degree, shovel snow, cook dinners, teach new students. I just need to remember to take time for a handstand to find a new perspective on my busy life.

4 comments:

Tamara Jacobs said...

Sounds relaxing...and I love the handstand thing...I do cartwheels every now and then for just about the same reason:) I LOVE the penants...they are actually hanging up in Preslee's room, and look so fun and cute. I will have to send you a picture. Thanks!

Marc_Allred said...

i am so sad that we couldn't be there when you guys came. i hope you enjoyed your trip though. i guess you will just have to come out again. hehe. we love you guys!

echoallred said...

sorry, that last comment was from echo not marc.

Daryl Olsen said...

DeAnn, you know how to relax. I think I better try your method. Let's all go back to Hawaii in December when Marc gets his masters!! You have quite an informative blog site.
Daryl