10 Apr 2013
Another tardy post! What can I say, falling asleep with my glasses on is becoming something of a habit. In addition to all the excitement of exploring Monterey, yesterday Eric and I decided to make the short drive up to Berkeley for the weekend, and I would say that passing out from sheer joy is a distinct possibility! I told Eric I was *almost* as excited as when he asked me to marry him–we love and miss the Bay area, and all our dear friends there, so much! So, I am in full dream-life vacation mode now. (And I am totally behind on comments, sorry about that!) In addition to all this impending happiness, yesterday was pretty awesome too. Our wonderful friends Steve and Shane came down to Monterey to see us, and we all went down to Point Lobos in Carmel together.
And it’s a special place for us. Eric and I came here together in May 2011 when we were in town for my brother’s wedding. We ambled in on a whim, having no idea it would be so gorgeous. It was a really luminous and happy day, just a month before we got married. Revisiting this place, almost two years later, we marveled at all we’ve shared in the time that has passed, at the fact that we love each other even more deeply now than we did then.
It struck me yesterday how much seeing this kind of beauty is like being in a museum: I found myself thinking, “Stop. Look. Take this all in.” There was so much green, so many gorgeous shades of blue, such sweet scents of pine and wild sage.