Around the campfire....  

Seriously_Real 48M
1458 posts
4/20/2006 9:39 am

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Around the campfire....

Before we set off, let us take a rest. Let us wait here for a moment, by the campfire, to see who else might join. Then we can go.

It is strangely calm tonight, isn't it? Bizarre how the quiet night before the journey can do that. Perhaps it is because we do not really believe we will leave in the morning. It is not a journey we thought we'd travel, you know. Unexpected, to be sure, but we will manage to do so because staying is not an option. "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here," they say. That seems about right.

So somehow we packed our bags, gathered our rations, planned our course and gathered here. Spur of the moment trips are like that, and this is certainly one of them. Spontaneity has its rewards, but it can lead to poor decisions. That is why we should rest here, tonight, before the walk, before the journey, and collect our thoughts.

We are all here of our own volition, of course. No one is forced to come along. We come and we go along this path because we want to see where it goes, or because we must go somewhere.

Forrest Gump had no purpose for his long jog across the land of the free. He had no path, no destination. All he knew was that he had to run. He had to go until it was time to stop. Along the way, he was joined by people, some who worshipped him, some who exploited him, and some who simply thought he was doing the right thing and were inspired. Forrest did not care, of course. He simply needed to go.

And I suppose that leads me to why I wanted to wait here, by the campfire, before the journey, and share this with you. I am not sure I can go after all, or at least tomorrow. I do not have the same need as Forrest. While I am curious of the path. I am not ready to leave yet. What am I waiting for?

I do not know. All I know is that I feel a strange calm. A strange calm coming over me about where I am, right now, around this campfire, with you. It is a calm that makes me want to bathe in it for a while, not dust it off and trundle away.

Maybe I will feel differently in the morning. Maybe I will be ready to strap on the gear. If I do not, please go on without me. Send me postcards, and I'll be sure to post them. I just think that maybe, right now, tonight, around the campfire, I might just hang around for a while and see who wanders by.

Anyway, that's my piece. Anyone else want to share?


--Seriously


TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
4/20/2006 10:43 am

Sitting by the campfire collecting your thoughts is a good thing. Never rush into the journey. Leave when you are ready. Calm is good.
Wish I could sit by that campfire with you.


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:25 pm:
You are here with me, Sister Real. It's all good. Set a spell, as we say in Mississip...

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
4/20/2006 12:12 pm

My personality would need a fifth to drink and a milk gallon full of gasoline to throw on the fire for fun. Plus a poking stick. Thats why I usually just stay home.


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:25 pm:
A less serious, more silly me would tell you that I already have a stick to poke with right here....

jadedbabe78 105F

4/20/2006 12:42 pm

You do what you got to do, when you have to do it. It will all come to you in time.

Of course, I am just talking out my ass, but it sounded good.

~Jadey


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:26 pm:
It's all good, sweetie. Strange calm. I like it. And your ass, too. The amazing talking Jadey Ass! Whoo hoo!

Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
4/20/2006 1:08 pm

    Quoting jadedbabe78:
    You do what you got to do, when you have to do it. It will all come to you in time.

    Of course, I am just talking out my ass, but it sounded good.

    ~Jadey
Your ass can talk? that i gotta see!


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:27 pm:
Wouldn't you know it? Dude posts on my blog for the first time ever, and it's to harass another woman on here....sigh.....

(Hey there 'scope. Be nice to the ladies....come back soon.)

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
4/20/2006 1:51 pm


~sighz~ wish I cud find me sum 'calm' now ....


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:27 pm:
Set a spell, GOTD. I feel a calm snap coming in. Feel that? Warm, and just barely touching....mmmm. It will be good to waller in.

want_a_bite 57F

4/20/2006 1:55 pm

Quite a shift since yesterday. Nice recovery.


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:28 pm:
I haven't recovered, Bite. I've come to a peaceful place. It's different. For some reason, it's just all good for right now where it is. No need to rush into anything anywhere just yet, you know?

southrnpeach333 50F

4/20/2006 1:55 pm

Hey, pass the marshmallows.....


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:29 pm:
Got the munchies? Did Saintli break out her bag already? Damn. What a ho.

caressmewell 53F

4/20/2006 2:11 pm

Don't forget the chocolate and graham crackers for smores


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:29 pm:
Okay, seriously....who brought the doobage?

caressmewell 53F

4/20/2006 2:12 pm

    Quoting rm_saintlianna:
    My personality would need a fifth to drink and a milk gallon full of gasoline to throw on the fire for fun. Plus a poking stick. Thats why I usually just stay home.
Toke it and pass it on...


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 3:30 pm:
Dammit! I knew it. Well, Saintli, if you can't beat you, join you. Pass it on when your done, Caress.

jadedbabe78 105F

4/20/2006 3:44 pm

News at 11 -- Jadey's talking ass makes its debut.


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:27 pm:
I got the footage already....heh.

TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
4/20/2006 4:05 pm

So you're from Mississippi....I gotta hear the accent Seriously...my best friend's husband here wears nothing but Ole Miss shirts....


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:29 pm:
Go to hell, Ole Miss. (State fan all my life, dammit.)

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
4/20/2006 4:09 pm

Did you just call me a ho? Well that just took up the price I quoted you by fifty bucks buddy!


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:30 pm:
I got plenty of money, ho. Bring that ass over here...(i am SOOOOO not a pimp.)

elbman 41M  
2566 posts
4/20/2006 4:35 pm

Fire..Fire...Fire....heh...


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:30 pm:
Later we'll sacrifice a goat.

Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:31 pm:
I would have said a virgin, but there aren't any around here...

rm_truedom2 55M
663 posts
4/20/2006 6:25 pm

Wordman,
Pick your compact ass up by your boot straps and strap on your gear. You have to come with us....'cause you were supposed to bring the letters.


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:34 pm:
It's a word, it's a plan, its....LETTERMAN....taking the "S" from his chest, he turns desert into dessert...only to hear a beautiful but firm voice behind him say "Die, English major, die."

JustaSeeker 105F

4/20/2006 7:39 pm

I hope I'm not too late, it took me a while to get here...feeling a little worn out, and I've been missing you, my friend. Maybe I will sit with you a while. We can always continue on later...


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:47 pm:
I was wondering when you'd join us. Come, have this seat by me. It's still warm. Jadey ran off to the woods with Elbman, and she's smelly anyway. Plus, I missed you. You don't think I'd go without you, do you? Now...let's see who else may show up.

jadedbabe78 105F

4/20/2006 7:43 pm

Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:27 pm:
I got the footage already....heh.

I forgot to tell you....the footage you stole, well...it's the wrong footage. I switched the footage when you were taking a leak in the bushes...you have the footage I took earlier of a squirrel with huge nuts dry humping a llama......it's hot!


Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:49 pm:
You know, I thought you weren't quite that furry....

jadedbabe78 105F

4/20/2006 8:01 pm

Seriously_Real replies on 4/20/2006 7:49 pm:
You know, I thought you weren't quite that furry....

Oh no, I am quite furry....but I shave daily.....I just don't have a huge nut sack like the squirrel did...that should have given it away.

Lordy!


Seriously_Real replies on 4/21/2006 6:38 am:
I used to have some clippers I could loan you...it even works on nutsacks, but does leave Stubbly Parts....

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