a ship for sore eyes…
Posted in personal April 19th, 2010 by pia

foundfound via nyla who found it here (but I couldn’t locate the original post, so if you find it, please let me know as I’d love to know more about this beautiful beast)


This image hence post, ironically, does not fit into any of the (blog)house categories, so it’s defaulted into ‘personal‘. Perhaps it is personal after all.

Anyway, I thought this might enhance the days of those who were hoping to be air bound but instead, are grounded. If I had a magic ship like this, I would come and get you. But I don’t so instead, you will have to do your best to enjoy your surroundings and try not worry about what might happen tomorrow, or the next day, or the next day.  You are all essentially safe – nobody has been hurt (unlike the thousands from the earthquake in Tibet, the children of Burma, or the people of Haiti, for example).

I, personally, was very much looking forward to a dear friend’s visit today. I had plans to take her to some of the artisans in my soon-to-be-released book, and eat crepes and drink hot chocolate in the sun. But it won’t happen. But that is okay because she is okay, I’m okay, we are alive and well.

Enjoy your day mes amis, in whatever special part of the world you are in.


PS Yesterday I posted a photo on facebook that you might like. It’s too personal to put here though, so it’s in there.

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  1. Mandy says

    Lovely post, and that photograph on facebook is just lovely.

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  2. tiel says

    hello Pia. I’m Tiel, one of K’s friends. I’m so sad she couldn’t make it to your beautiful city. I love Amsterdam and really was looking forward to her going. Infact I was oozing out all kinds of jealousy when she told me.

    But you are right.There are worse things happening in the world.

    She’ll get over it and perhaps one day I’ll go with her!!

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  3. Maria says

    wow! that image is amazing! xx

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  4. Cassandra says

    I was meant to be in NZ celebrating my mothers 65th, my sisters’ 45th, my 40th, and my twin nieces 4th.It’s not great, but it will be much more special when I finally get there!

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  5. May says

    i’ve been having a lot of things on my mind lately, but you just made me realize that i’m already fortunate compare to many others. things will work out as they come. thank you for your kind words. they made my monday that much more brighter!

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  6. Ciara says

    Oh my heart! That ship is splendiferous!

    Yes. Once all are well and safe. We have had THE most incredible sunsets and I do wonder are they Volcano sunsets?

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  7. Riley says

    Beautiful image and sentiment to match. French boy is quite the photographer as well:) he Captured a lovely moment.

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  8. Louise says

    Thank goodness, someone speaks a bit of sense! I’d like to hear more of the adventurous types who hitch hike through Austria to get the Eurostar home.

    Looking forward to reading your new book xxx

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  9. Barb McMahon says

    Just what I needed to read as I rest in Wales, awaiting a flight home. Thanks Pia!

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  10. Lorraine Lewis says

    I loved using your book as a guide to find wonderful shops in Paris My favorite- la droguerie, so wonderful.

    April 21st, 2010 | #

  11. Punctuation Mark says

    what a beautiful and inspirational post… it is amazing how some people drown in the small things of today and never look at the big picture!

    April 21st, 2010 | #

  12. pygmy says

    love that image of the boat! I hope all the work on your book is going well!

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  13. Maia says

    Oh, that magical ship! I definitely need a dream ship to carry me away on a tornado-y day on the Colorado high plains. Every time I hear of one of these earthquakes in China or Haiti or wherever the latest, I think of our daughter before we brought her home, all on her own with no one, no family, to worry if she was safe. So I hold her tight and feel like I’ll never let her go.

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