Some of my favorite color schemes don't photograph well. They are subtle, soft, natural, soothing, dreamy combinations...washed-out, subdued colors that lend a peaceful, calm tone to a card, and can invoke memories of times gone by.
Part of me wishes I'd win the lottery so I could travel the world and see those landmarks and museums I can only read about. My only international trips have been to British Columbia (Mother Nature at her finest) and a one-week high-school trip to Great Britain (but Big Ben was decorated with scaffolding at the time).
When I bought this stamp from Hero Arts, I wondered why it appealed to me so strongly. It's not exactly a practical stamp for me. But it speaks to my longing to travel, my desire to see the past in the present, to catch a glimpse, however weathered and worn, of another world. Travel--just the thought of it--makes me nostalgic for places I've never been.
Mellow moss, kraft, and ivory. They many not photograph in the most exciting way, but they convey how I feel about my journey: dreamy, hopeful, realistic, nostalgic. And yes, I'm enjoying my journey. Enormously.
If you could travel to one place you've never been on this blue and green marble in space, where would you go? For me, it might be Rome. I loved the layering of history I saw in London, and I imagine it's even more amazing to stand on a spot and see 2,500 years of human history stratified in one place. But ask me again in another moment, and I'll likely give a different answer. This world has more than enough amazement for many lives. We only get one life (unless, of course, you're Buddhist), and we might as well enjoy our journey through it.
Now it's your turn. Where would you go?
P.S. I will be taking a little blogging vacation this weekend. Be back on Monday!