For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alaska, Saturday Market, Downtown

Downtown Anchorage -

This is a picture spot for kids -

On Saturdays - they have a market place where all sorts of vendors bring their wares and set up a booth and try to sell them. There are even fresh fruits and veggies there too I believe.

Below is a plane ride for kids. I checked out the stores and the downtown area. It really wasn't all that big (I'm from Atlanta and Chicago) and I basically walked it - to and from the hotel.

I went to the post office and mailed some gifts back - went to a coffee shop and read some brochures on Alaska. I was waiting for my trip to really start - going to Denali the next day - with great anticipation.

Okay the following song - Jim Croce's 'Time In A Bottle' is what has come to my mind today. I wish I could have bottled up some of Alaska to take home with me - gelato ice cream and all.

Am I going through a midlife change (crisis) or what! Has anyone else ever felt this way or am I alone in examining my life and where I am at this particular point?
I'm 56 and I'm wondering where I was or who the heck I was in my younger years.

How come I've found all these interesting things now and not back then? So many young people were working out there for the summer - getting a life and an education like none other. Adventurers - voyagers - risk takers . . . I want to be an adventurer - voyager - and risk taker.

I question some of the whys - Why didn't I take time to grow back then? Why do a lot of us wait until midlife? I think it is because we 'see' so much clearer and frankly we don't care as much what others think. What we think might be a little more important for a change. It's like the last chance to finally get it right. You see what's really important.

Now that I 'see' there is a life out there and I want to go back and get some more of it!

Well, I do hope you're enjoying my 'adventure of many facets' with me.

The Saturday Market


Song below


Changes in the wind said...

Love the pictures...look forward to more.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Girrrlllll....if I had been at the flea market place, I would have had bulging bags! Always love the feeling of places like that.
This is like reading chapters in a good want more!

Buttercup said...

I'm reflecting with you. I'm 59 and feel like I'm just beginning to "get it." Where was I all those other years? I think the growing was all under ground and now I'm beginning to blossom and some days I worry I don't have a lot of time to see the flowers.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm glad you are enjoying the pictures and the stories. I have a lot (lol).

Buttecup thanks for letting me know you are reflecting too. I'm finally beginning to 'get it' too.

I guess you can't go back - but I feel like I've wasted so many years - I don't want to waste another second! I want to live - now.

I like your analogy of growing under ground and then blooming - how true it that!