Saturday, July 25, 2015

the opposite of loneliness

"It is not so much a matter of traveling as of getting away; which of us has not some pain to dull, or some yoke to cast off?
-George Sand, Winter In Majorca. 

The opposite of loneliness for me is a jammed packed family vacation and we are about to depart for one. We are taking a break from tech, so this space will be quiet until August 2. I hope you'll check back then for dozens of new ideas to get us through til the start of the school year.

 I heard something about Paris mentioned, my hand shot up (pick me! pick me!), and I ran for my suitcase. As it turns out, I have been duped into an all-boy, soccer-centric holiday based around Paris St Germain vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Barcelona. My fellas sure can cook up a scheme... in truth, I couldn't be more excited to tag along with these mega fans. Sometimes the best vacations are new experiences and I'm happy to quietly spectate, soaking up the moments as my little men meet their heroes. Meanwhile, I'm packing up my perfume and any other pretty, girly thing I can squeeze in among the soccer gear with a few new books for good measure:

  • *Reader recommended by 3 people! The Vacationers by Emma Straub: "When I turned the last page, I felt as I often do when a vacation is over: grateful for the trip and mourning its end. - The New York Times Book Review. Read the Review here
And a few more...

  • The Martian by Andy Weir: "An impressively geeky debut." - Entertainment Weekly. Our book club just chose this read and it will grip you from the very first sentence! Read the complete Wall Street Journal Review here. *PMK reader recommended.
  • The Opposite Of Loneliness by Marina Keegan: Smart. Short stories you will mull over and not forget. We lost this keen writer far to young. New York Times Review.
  • The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer: A how-to on letting life call the shots. Good Reads Reviews linked here.
We hope you and your family are enjoying every moment summer has to offer! If you're looking for fun things to do in the Lowcountry, dig into our archives and see what pops up. See you back here on August 2, and as always, thanks for reading.

- Leigh and the Pluff Mud Kids

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading this post! Of course, our family will be enjoying every moment this summer has to offer!