'Tis the season for fleeting morning fog and short breaks between the rainfall. And festive thoughts on human existence, birth, death and everything inbetween. Like this little pearl of wisdom that in the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you (yes, even the parking spot that got snatched from me this afternoon 😔 #serenitynowinsanitylater 🎄
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~ Winnie The Pooh ~ ————————————————
Too many times I have thought or dreamed of doing things rather than going for it. Our trip to Myanmar truly pushed the boundary and extended the horizon for me. When I told my family that I had booked a ballon sunrise tour, even myself didn’t believe that it would really happen. Fear of height was something, and getting the girls up before the sunrise was the other. But we did it, and it has been one of the best things we did together as a family. I had never seen a land this beautiful and magical. Bagan, you are truly amazing!
If you intend to visit Myanmar, this is one of the highlights I strongly recommend. The ballon sunrise tour needs to be pre-booked and is very much weather sensitive. I was told the scope of the operation is one of the best in the world. We had an amazing British pilot, who had many years of experience flying in Africa, as well as a wonderful local operation crew. Not only were they professional, but also warm and friendly. I hope to add more photos and video to my story. Hope you could join me again after the holiday season if you have enjoyed our journey in Myanmar, There will be more great sights and places to be shared, along with some information of the country and our experiences as tourists. ——————————————-
Bagan, Myanmar 🇲🇲 December 28, 2014 (07:14 local time)
I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.
The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,
They are gone.
They are gone to feed the roses.
Elegant and curled is the blossom.
Fragrant is the blossom.
But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
/Edna St Vincent Millay
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