Sunday, May 29, 2011

There's Such a Lot of World to See

               These Lookbooks from Need Supply Co.  make me want to go on a road trip with my friends and wander aimlessly across the country. We can all be vagabond Gypsies who wear pretty vintage clothing, floppy hats, platform wedges, winged sunglasses, false eyelashes, and paint our lips with hues of reds, blues, pinks, purples, and nudes. Because we can; because we're free and young and our bones ache with adventure and wanderlust. Our mouths and fingertips will be stained with strawberry blood and our dashboard will be littered with maps that have lipstick paths drawn over the branch-like highways and roads. The trunk will be filled with old suitcases, a portable typewriter, sentimental souvenirs, diaries and pens, feather earrings, mismatched socks, snacks and a cooler for drinks (filled with strawberry lemonade and diet soda), cameras and rolls of film, purses, mixed CDs, sunscreen, water-melon flavored gum, hair ties, bobby pins, a straw hat, poetry books (Plath, Dickinson, Poe), heart-shaped sunglasses, a purple bobbed wig, leather satchels, jars of jam, and travel brochures.
               We shall claim the world as our own! As we travel around her pathways, we obtain a more refined and sophisticated understanding and admiration for everything and everyone. In our foolishness and childlike fun, we shall gain wisdom and experience. Notebooks and diaries will overflow with memories and good times and will later bring a smile to our creased and wrinkled faces as we reminiscence about our youth. Perhaps our children will read it and collect the photographs that documented the trip and maybe they’re see what’s its like to love life and be loved back by life and feel the thrill and exhilaration that we felt as we traveled with our heads hanging from the window and the wind breathing violently against our faces and tugging at our hair. Memories are only memories when they are remembered; they must be written or documented in someway so we never forget them. 
               I will never understand those who are satisfied in staying in one place for their entire life. Why doesn’t everyone feel that strong urge to wander, to run tugging at their muscles? I feel it everyday. I live through movies, books, travel brochures, photographs, or anything else that makes me feel like I’m in a different place, experiencing different things and people. I will do anything just to experience the temporary relief of escaping. I am trapped within insipid suburban hell. I am at that awkward phase in my life where I am neither a child nor an adult. I am starting to acquire adult-like responsibilities (driving, a job, more freedom) but I am still incapable of caring and paying for myself. I so desperately want to cherish the golden years of my youth and relish the time where all my expenses and needs are met by my parents; however, I can’t help but feel restless and bored. I thirst for knowledge and yearn for open spaces and beautiful places! 

43 comments:

Chloé-M said...

I like these photos ! <3

ALYSSA said...

these make me want a road trip too. i haven't been on one in so long. i blame high gas prices. haha.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Wonderful as always :) Oh how I feel that urge to travel too!!

Felix Curds said...

you have so beautifully articulated the thoughts that have been banging inside my skull for the past year...

misslikey said...

we are all eternal vagabonds:)
perfect

pinja said...

amazing photos.

rebecca said...

ohhh, i have such a strong case of wanderlust now (and i'm pretty sure it's got a lot to do with the fact i'm meant to be revising...)

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Sofie said...

love these pictures!
x

Feeona said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean! I have been travelling for close to two years now and I still yearn to see more and more each day! (-:

April said...

These photos have such a warm feeling to them. Love it!

Andrea said...

beautiful pics! and thank you for the comment!

Lisa said...

Amazing photos! The light is beautiful in all of them, but especially the last one. Nice thoughts about travelling too :)

Rebecca said...

Amen!:)

Ashley said...

BEAUTIFUL photos. I love traveling. I need to escape somewhere soon.

emily-kallista said...

oh my gosh me too! so much lately I am in fact planning this sort of thing in the next few months, just to drive off with a few choice things packed, and just go wherever I take myself, no plans or anything. I have out it off because I don't have anyone to take with me but screw it! we only have a few years before we have important jobs and babies and house repayments... :)

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Stunning. x hivenn

Katherine said...

These shots are awesome :) And I agree with you.

Wonderful post.

K xx @ www.thoseblissmoments.blogspot.com

valncami said...

the third photo is adorable! love them all

thank you so much for your comment on our blog - as always we really appreciate it! sorry it took us a while to get back to you

hope you'll come visit us again soon!
xo, camilla & valerie
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She is Sara said...

haha I am such a freak, I only want to live in Michigan! BUT, I do want to travel, I just want to come back to my mitten home :P

I really love these images, road trip!!!

michellehendra said...

this is super inspiring!!! too good to be true! ;)

xx

Francesca said...

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Jenni Wells said...

These photos are adorable- especially the one of you and your guy laying together. So sweet.

I find myself living vicariously through other blogs, books, movies, photographs as well. I only get two weeks (and the occasional long weekend) off a year for adventures.

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Ashley said...

I'd love to go on a long road trip this summer; what an inspiring post!

I have a blog award for you; the details can be found on my June 1 post. xx

Juliet said...

Lovely photos! I love to wander, but even more I love coming back home. Tomorrow I'll be leaving for my first interreil and I'm sick of the excitement.

Juliet xxx

Alice said...

your blog is amazing.

xx alice

Krystal said...

I definitely need to wander as much as I know that putting down roots and investing in people and a community is also good - I think they are both rich in different ways :)

Shoe said...

Oh so beautiful... I can imagine the sun and the smell of grass at a picnic and the picture of the couple lying in the road is lovely!

Katia said...

These photos are making me want to go on a road trip!
I love it all! especially the 5th photo :)

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

Such gorgeous photos. Beau-ti-ful.

Natassia Lea said...

lovely pictures!!

yiqin; said...

love these photos <3

Christina said...

How nice photos... I've been dreaming for months of travelling this summer,I hope I will be able to..!
Thank you very much for your comment! My best friend will try to make a dress like that with the heart on the back!! I hope it turns out well!

Fransisca Angela said...

beautiful pictures with beautiful words in it. and yes, if i could make a list of places i wanted to go, i bet i will ended up just dreaming about it. too many beautiful and hidden places in this world :D
"We can all be vagabond Gypsies who wear pretty vintage clothing" < love this most

sparkleweed said...

You paint a pretty picture with your words :]

Isa said...

wonderful images <3

Mel Stringer said...

Gorgeous pics!

Sara Louise said...

Traveling is the ish! My mom likes to say that I have itchy feet :-)

cara said...

wow these are absolutely stunning! i love the couple on the ground, great composition! you have the most beautiful blog.

Imogen said...

Love these pictures, a beautiful place for a photoshoot. Mt favourite is the first picture.

Sia Jane said...

Beautifully written.
As for books, I love Jostein Gaarder, and Paulo Coelho....
Inspirational :)

thecutebow said...

Thanks for your comment :)
I love your pictures!
Kiss - thecutebow

Vanessa K said...

These photos are gorgeous! All the pictures on your blog are so so beautiful! Definitely followed :)

xx Vanessa K

theeffspot.blogspot.com

Beatrice Balaj said...

Love the outfit and scenery.
Maybe you can take a look at my blog whenever you have time :)

Xoxo,
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