Far away adventures. Tasty treats to be created. Loving relationships to build and nurture. Philosophies to learn and incorporate into my life. Animals to raise, love and eat. You take me to these places. These places of change, development and growth. These places of empowerment, decisions and control. You take me there.
A beautiful flower gently swaying on a summer’s breeze. The butterfly skittering around on it’s erratic dance of air. Snow falling gently with the promise of snowmen and days off work. Moonshine peeking through the clouds and tree tops reflecting the sun to us in the darkness. You take me to these places. These places of warmth and light and calm. These places of color, serenity and daydreams. You take me there.
A chubby little hand that clings to mine after the first sweet breath is taken. Pigtails and buzz cuts that leap and play with the joyful abandon of childhood. Text books, computers and teachers all full of fact and fiction. These places of learning, believing and youth. You take me to these places. These places of memory, innocence and naiveté. You take me there.
A white dress gliding down the aisle festooned with ribbon and lace. The small red brick house with a picket fence and garden. Fights won and lost. Friends made and set adrift. Love blinding us to the changes in family as we age and grow and change. You take me to these places. These places of living and dying and moving on. These places of me and you and we. You take me there.
My eyes allow me to see. My brain allows me to remember. Together they take me to these places. Together they make up what has been my life. Together they take me there.