At the moment, and for the next two weeks, I am visiting with my family in New York City.  So far we’ve eaten some amazing food, cuddled with the affectionate Van Gogh (Charlotte’s one-eared dachshund), and lazed around talking about life, books, and other interesting things.  When I am able to spend time with my cousins, and family in general, I feel it helps me achieve a clear perspective of my full potential.

And I mean look at this guy!

How could they not provide important incite on my life choices after everything we’ve been through together?  I mean we were once The Beatles!  I was Paul and we even had a secret place that we deemed John’s grave.  To fully describe the extent of our imaginations I have to explain that we were not only JUST The Beatles, but we were Beatles who had the ultimate power of transforming into raptors!  So, obvious references to our childhood obsessions with The Beatles and Jurassic Park.  I guess those two interests surfaced around the same time and what else could we do but combine them.

So yeah, I love my family and that is what this time in New York is about.  Right now Charlotte is working on her computer in the next room and I am on mine.  Van Gogh is nestled on the couch in the room between us bridging the gap.  Many people are always curious about this interaction between us all.  We never have to be ‘doing’ anything but enjoying the presence of each other.  With every once and a while commenting on a joke or something that we heard about a mutual friend or something we want to cook or eat or a movie we want to watch or maybe start a sing-a-long of some kind.  That’s it.  That is all we need to make us happy.

We have ruled and conquered many worlds.  We have defeated the most menacing of all evil characters (one being the guy with the black eyes in The X-files), made blockbuster movies, traveled through various foreign countries some real and some imaginary, roamed endless cobble streets in search of the best chocolate shop in all of southern France, drunk wine on the steps of the Duomo, played music on the streets, slept in the brig of a Thai ship, AND SO MUCH MORE!

We were taught to take pleasure in the small things and therefore are generally happy people…even though Little Mack looks like he wants to die in the majority of this video, he smiles in the end 🙂


Filed under In Between Traveling, Interesting Things

2 responses to “Ditmas

  1. Joy Daley

    Indescribably delicious!

  2. autie gwen

    Too cute! Have fun in NYC and tell all hello from the Big D cousins:)

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