Wednesday, September 12

a drive, fog, music and happy


i hardly slept the night before, getting stung by a dozen bees or more can make that happen not to mention the below freezing temperature that came upon the hill suddenly. I let the dogs out at the earliest sign of dawn light, dressed and wrapped my neck with a scarf grabbed my bag and rental car keys and headed out. there was fog, i made my way down the new dirt road and unto a paved one and began to shoot, with my phone a habit i am thinking might right about now seem like an addiction. 

i had also found a new radio channel filled with my favorite kind  of music. i drove around bends, through small towns and then unto route seven heading to hudson ny, but captivated by the fog and the lines of the road and textures of trees i found myself behind schedule and decided to go to saratoga a little closer for coffee and just maybe something flaky and sweet to eat.  i did just that i picked up a chocolate croissant at one place and walked into another, a new to me place filled to the rim of people the kind that has a heartbeat and rhythm. i ordered my mocha, looked around for an empty table not one can be found and i proceeded to do something i never did and asked to share a table with someone. he put his hand out and said my name is John and responded that i am nadia and we each turned back to our devices, him his lap top and i my iphone. a few minutes later he asked what i was doing and i told him looking at pics i had taken earlier, we started chatting, laughing and talking photography, a friend of his stopped at the table and we chatted some more then i got up gathered myself and said nice to meet you both and walked out the cafe ( all this was no more than twenty minutes). a few minutes later driving down the road while eating bits of my croissant which is such a treat for someone who is a raw foodie most of the time, anyhow a song came on that i loved, i turned the sound up and lowered my window and began to sang and dance and i mean really do those things with full intent. i am not sure what happened to me, was it the sweet treat or just feeling balanced by a good morning of  shooting,  good conversation, good drive and music. i was happy this is what happy looks like on me.

I shared this story with my dear friend Tzurit last night and as i pressed send, tears fell i recognize them to be the good kind the kind that comes from sharing a moment that reminds you that you are still breathing strong with a friend who will get exactly what you mean.

*images taken with phone.

15 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

This is beautiful, Nadia.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

sounds like the perfect day nadia.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Ah, the good tears, described so well. I know we need both, but the good are the best.

Sweet Life Farm said...

So lovely! You wear happiness well. Love those days when we are in rhythm, when happiness flows forth. So delighted to hear the sting of the day before was salved by such a sweet, fly-free sort of day. xoxo

Rebecca E said...

Hello Nadia,
I was wondering if you would mind sharing the locations you stopped for the coffee and croissant? I too usually eat "clean" so when I can have a latte and carbs I want to make sure they are worth it! And I drive past SS every couple of months.
Thank you!
PS- lovely photos :)

the wild magnolia said...

candid and moving. happy looks good on anyone. wishing it to find you often.

onesilentwinter said...

hi rebecca,

oh it is no secret and i can not say it is the best of ingredients. i purchased the pastry and Mrs. Londons and had coffee at uncommon ground i was guilty of always going to starbucks in saratoga.

although there is some incredible eats there and i love saturday's famers market!

country girl said...

Perfect!
xoxo

Sarah said...

Happy tears are so wonderful, aren't they..... My favorite part is crying and laughing at the same time, knowing that every bone in me feels good.

What a fun day...it sounds like the kind that wipes out 30 days of bad ones. xo




Frenchie and the Yankee said...

I love everything about this post Nadia. The pictures took me to a different place. And your story hit home.

Diana said...

I had to come out of lurkdom to say that I love this post. It's perfect in every way. :)

Have a great rest of the day!

mimi charmante said...

You have an absolutely gift with that eye of yours my friend. I thought the first shot was my favorite, but then I saw the second. And the third. Holy cow! I can't wait to meander down country roads next month!!!
xx

j said...

the quiet exaltation of living completely in the moment
so completely that you were able to gently bump lives with a stranger
thank you for sharing this experience
xo, j

ib said...

Wow!!!
Just wow...

Debie Grace said...

Fogs scare me sometimes! :D