Sunday, June 01, 2008

ONE OF THOSE INEXPLICABLE THINGS...



To satisfy a dream.

I think I first learned about Stonehenge from a National Geographic issue about England. I might have been in first or second grade. My fascination with all things mysterious and ancient was fostered by reading. Someday...I thought. Someday...
There are times we have a dream that is bigger than the thing itself. It gets blown all out of proportion or even may be unattainable. Writing can be like that. Publication can be like that.
But Stonehenge?
It did not disappoint.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Stonehenge is an incredible site and makes you feel very small and insignificant. I'm glad it lived up to expectations.

ORION said...

It really did. In fact England feels so familiar. Simply amazing and I am extraordinarily in love with cream tea...

Lisa said...

Me too. People always say food in England is horrible but I don't think so!

Mary said...

Welcome to England! Glad you’re having such a great time. :)

Ric said...

So jealous.
So happy for you.

laughingwolf said...

yes, something about stonehenge hooked me, too, at a young age

at least you got to see/touch it... grats!

Holly Kennedy said...

I'd love to see Stonehedge
one day. It's certainly
on my list of "things to do" in the next five years. It really looks gorgeous!

Have fun over there.

Heidi the Hick said...

Isn't it MAGNIFICENT??!!!

I got that feeling, you know? When we came down the highway, down the hill, and THERE IT WAS. Dream come true, absolutely.

My father-in-law, as a young fella in the 60s, hitchhiked to Stonehenge with his little brother. In those days you could walk right up to it. They intended to sleep under the stars there but were so freaked out they got up and kept walking!

I warn you... once you've seen it, you want to go back again...

Anonymous said...

What an extrordinary experience,,,,especially
when you look up the Orange Prize on
Wikipidia and the talk about it as
"the most prestigous prize in the UK" etc. etc. etc.

Keep the post coming, it is awesome
miss ya, mary

ChrisEldin said...

COOL Pics!!!
Are you anywhere near Hard Rock Cafe? I mean, THE Hard Rock Cafe? It's very nice. I hope you have a chance to visit.

Manic Mom said...

Wow.

Question--are you allowed to go NEAR the stones? I don't know if I've ever seen people standing by the stones, posing by them, are they surrounded so tourists cannot touch them?

So cool!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Glad to hear it.

Brenda said...

I saw Stonehenge about 10 years ago, and I was overwhelmed. England felt very familiar to me, too; it was as if my ancestral voices were speaking to me...

Bookfool said...

Stonehenge is awesome. Glad you're having fun. My favorite drinks in the U.K. are all juicy. Love the crushed apple juice and . . . shucks, whatever that dark berry is that you see in everything. Can't remember. Oh, and hard cider. Yummm.

Mia King said...

I loved Stonehenge too. Honey, we miss you and we're thinking about you!

Mia and the Fam

Les said...

I was absolutely thrilled to see Stonehenge (and Salisbury Cathedral) on my one and only trip to England back in 1996. Definitely worth seeing!

Less than 24 hours to go!!! I have fingers and toes crossed. Best of luck, Pat!!