Saturday, July 18, 2009

Unphotographable

I had so much to write about while I was in San Francisco that I ended up needing to buy a new journal. I know, what a hardship. The people-watching was excellent, and you know how much I love to people watch. One of the things I did while I enjoyed the city was write a collection of unphotographable moments. Like this one:


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another Unphotographable:
Riding the N Judah - by 23rd Avenue

We just passed a big football-player-in-college looking guy sitting outside on a little bitty balcony. He was wearing a sweatshirt, shoulders hunched against the cold, drinking steaming coffee out of a mug. The balcony was only big enough for him, a tiny chair, and a minuscule table. The difference in scale should have been amusing, but he was so obviously enjoying his mini kingdom. Instead, he reminded me of Babar; somehow dignified and smile-inducing in his undersized chair and balcony.

Babar rare image found here. Wonderful books about his adventures found in a bookstore near you.

29 comments:

tangobaby said...

Oh goody... are you going to share your whole fabulous journal with us?! I keep passing by your "house" and finding it VERY sad and VERY wrong that you and Robin are not HOME!

~ Sad on the N-Judah.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Dear Heart ~ I have been wondering what happened to you! I haven't heard from you in days ~ not since the late night text! And here you are out having an Adventure on the other side of the country!!! I cannot WAIT to hear all about it and for you to come home! Have Fun seems to not near cover it!
Blessings,
Katie

Oh ~ i love your analogy on this post ~ I can see him on the balcony perfectly now!

Dawn (Dandy) said...

I love those moments and never thought to write them in a journal. You are always inspiring me...

smith kaich jones said...

Yes, yes, more please! I love the Babar "picture", and will drift off to dreamland with that image in mind.

:)Debi

Roban said...

Very nice that you were able to stop and take in a scene that brought Babar to mind! Your words painted a perfect picture in my mind....

Roban

bermudabluez said...

I am glad that you are off enjoying yourself! Have a wonderful time!!

paris parfait said...

Relyn, that is a wonderful description! Looking forward to hearing more of your San Francisco tales.

Joanne said...

I haven't thought of Babar in a long time. He was one of my childhood favorites, oh the adventures!

beth said...

I love that you filled your journal and had to get a new one and that we get to share in some of your memories and writings....

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

My daughter and I use to watch Babar all the time. I hope you'll share your journal entries with us.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I'm quite sure I like your un-photograph-able description, better than a snap shot. :-) Like reading a book, we get to make our own mind picture... Based on the ability of the writer. And ability, you have.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Gayle said...

What a wonderful moment you captured in writing! And, thank you for reminding me of Babar. I have always loved reading about his adventures!

Char said...

a funny scene you have painted with your words and pairing with this classic book. wonderful. can't wait to hear more about it.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Oooh, one of my favoritist cities. Will be there for a few days next month and can't wait. Loved your description.
Thank for sharing!
Kirsten

Elle Bee said...

This is my first visit to your site and I've fallen in love! I think I'll come sit by your fire from now on!
Linda
PS Today I've just left your blog open so the music will be playing while I do other tasks. Nice choices!

spudballoo said...

Ah, perfect moment!! I didn't really know Barbar as a child buy my elder son loves him. Glad to be home? x

Relyn said...

Not home yet, Spud. Still enjoying time with family in Oregon. In fact, we're headed to the coast and maybe a whale watching tour. Leaving in about 10 minutes. Tell you more soon.

Jessica said...

I loved reading this snippet from your journal. You have such a gift for noticing the little, sweet things!

Tracy said...

Hi, Relyn! Great to catch up with you and your travels...sounds like you've had a great time away...And a new notebook--always a good thing! ;o) Happy Day!

SE'LAH... said...

I'm so excited to hear more about your excursion. Beautiful, as always.

Suvarna said...

Your words are worth a thousand pictures! I can imagine him presiding over his subjects, smiling happily to himself. So glad you had a great time.
xoxo

Patti said...

Hi~ Welcome Home!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures! I love the description and the dichotomy of it all!

Southern Drawl said...

I just love that...I see the picture...

elizabeth said...

I loved Babar! Thanks for the reminder. :) I can just see the image now.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for your visit and kind words and congratulations for my Son and his lovely lady.
Love you
Jeanne♥

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

So glad you are back..and what a photo of Babar you presented..even if unphotographable!

Jeanie said...

A photograph of the heart -- that's what I call those! It's great!

spread your wings said...

this just makes me smile to picture it.

susanna said...

What a sight, Relyn! It was like a little treat for you to see that. It makes me happy imagining that big footballer squeezed onto his balcony, happily drinking a coffee. Please keep writing these Unphotographables.

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