traveling with baby: never lose an opportunity

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I have carried around this collection of essays from R.W. Emerson since I was in high school. It has made every move with me, from my parents house as a kid, to college dorms, to city apartments, to my home now. I LOVE THIS BOOK. His essays feel like really good movies or songs, they conjure up beautiful images, and they are so darn smart. I know , NERD ALERT, but seriously, he wrote for me, the kind of person that secretly listens to Taylor Swift on Pandora, that isn’t afraid to tell you that I watched Titanic so many times that the tape wore out, that I JUST LOVE Lars and the Real Girl… whatever. If you get that? You would get the Emerson thing.

Anyway, he lived in the now… really well. And that’s something I am learning to do. I heard from everybody to travel while you can before kids. I heard that I was going to have to take a 2o year hiatus from seeing and doing things that I wanted to do in order to watch Duff McStuffins or whatever for the foreseeable future. That just didn’t sit right. How hard can it be to take a baby with us? Besides, don’t we want to raise her to be a well-rounded, awesome human? It all pointed to….taking baby with us!

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting..” Emerson would have done it…

 

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