My Special Place:  

macker1965 61M/43F
851 posts
4/8/2006 6:02 am

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4/24/2006 11:06 am

My Special Place:

Feel a little down

Not sure why. Partly work, partly personal. I know what you're thinking; ah ha, woman trouble! Maybe.

Would just love to get into the car and go to my special place. Many people have one special place where they like to go to reflect. I have many places I enjoy going to to just gather my thoughts. But my one really special place is in Mayo, about a two hours drive away. This mood I'm in requires something special & think I need to go there. But given that I can't I'm gonna close my eyes and pretend. So this blog is my imaginery visit to my special place; until I can visit there in person.

Drive towards Castlebar and Wesport. About 10 miles away I can see the mountains of Mayo ahead as I approach. Croke Patrick sticks out from the rest.

I drive through Wesport, as usual is thronged with visitors, tourists. I glance at Molloys pub and think I might drop in there for a small glass of Guinness before I go home.

I head out the Lenane road. It's about 10 miles away but the breathtaking scenery left and right seems to make time stand still. I arrive in Lenane and stand at the bridge for a while watching the world go by.

Then I head for Delphi lodge, on the Louisbourg road.As I turn on the Louisbourg road I stop briefly at the waterfall which is just over the little bridge. I walk up to the waterfall. Take off my shoes and imerse my feet in the clear cold water. If that doesn't make you feel alive nothing will.

After half an hour or more I drive on to the lodge. I stop for a while and take a walk around the lake, through the woods.

As I walk I wonder at the beauty of the place. My thoughts are slowly gathered together and I contimplate my life, my troubles and hopefully realise that in the overall scheme of things my troubles are insignificant. Hopefully I come to my senses.

As I take in the shear beauty of the place, my ony regret is that I don't have that someone special with me; someone who would marvel at the beauty of the place as I do.

I head home by Louisbourg and then past Croke Patrick. I stop in Molloy's and have that small glass of Guinness. Who knows I might even book in somewhere and stay the night. And have a few more glasses of Guinness.

You know what I think I feel a little better already. But I promise myself to take that journey for real very very soon.

lol Macker

hugs4uagain 40F

4/8/2006 6:57 am

sounds a wonderful place hunni i have a special place to and u`ve inspired me to go there right now and gather some thoughts !

hugs from hugs xxxx

macker1965 replies on 4/8/2006 10:55 am:

Enjoy your time in your special place. Sounds like you and I could keep each other company at the moment.

lol Macker

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
4/8/2006 7:13 am

It sounds wonderful! I'd love to go away somewhere too. Close your eyes often today and take that journey. And then go for a walk in your own neighborhood, and try to find some small spot of similar beauty there. Don't forget to breath!

macker1965 replies on 4/8/2006 10:56 am:

Thanks for that. Took your advice and went to one of my favourite local spots. The swans were pleased to see me; brought some bread.

lol Macker

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
4/9/2006 5:40 pm

I think that it is wonderful that you are able to take
the drive in your mind when you know that you need to

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

jjsunshines 59F
20 posts
4/23/2006 11:29 pm

I have a special place that I go... where no one knows.... it fills me soul with comfort... gives me mind some peace... I go there often...alone

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