June 09, 2011

stuck for good

I was just getting out of the car when the UPS man was walking up the driveway.  He pointed to the back of my car and said That's far.  I couldn't help but smile and nod... and ask Have you been?  He shook his head and told me that he only knew it was far and went on to say that he's never seen one other bumper sticker like it.

I'm not really a bumper-sticker kind of girl, but when I saw this one, I had to have it.  Everytime I see it on my car I smile, and feel a rush of love through my soul.  It has been almost a year since Africa... but time cannot steal away the memories of the journey or the ever-present desire to return. 

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. 
-Mary Anne Radmacher


Southern Gal said...

That is a cool bumper sticker and quote.

Sharone said...

I love that quote! It's so true. :) I've never been to Africa, but always wanted to go. I love seeing your pictures! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

That quote is awesome...as are your photos and YOUR love for all things adventurous.

Mary Anne Radmacher said...

Thank you so much for using one of my favorites poems...
I wrote that piece while fevered, riding a horse, on a gentle mountain top in Wales.

My name, properly attributed is:

mary anne radmacher

The "hershey" took his own journey many years ago...

Heathahlee said...

I feel the exact same way...only it's for Tasmania...a few of the same letters, but worlds away from each other. : )

It's been 20 years since I've been there, but the desire to go back is still as strong as it was when I left as a college senior.

And it wasn't the moon on the other side of the world I noticed, but the image of the Southern Cross and all the other billions of stars I could see. They have branded my heart forever.

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