hello goodbye dinner
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
i flew back in time and had march 22nd again. it was the strangest thing - on the way into san francisco i saw that airplane shadow/rainbow thing again. i've flown all over the place and never seen it before the beginning and end of this journey. which was, now that i think about it, full of rainbows.
make of this what you will. i'm too jet-lagged to think much.
Mar 21, 2011
goodbye new home number 13
you know you're in wharariki when... people wave on the road. you know the times for low and high tide but have no idea what day it is. you hear 5 different languages at the dinner table. people say yaki da instead of cheers. there are peacock feathers in every vase, window and dashboard. you have to hotwire the vehicle. you recognize the noise of at least 10 different motors from over 2 kilometers away. you're actually tired of fresh seafood. your free meal is worth $300. you start dreaming about flax. everything you own is covered in sand. your one and only essential accessory is your blade. you forget what a flush toilet sounds like. every animal has a name, every vehicle has an alias, every person has a nickname. no adventure is too wild. fear is no longer even part of your emotional palette. collingwood becomes a thriving metropolis, takaka becomes the big city. your messages haven't been checked in weeks. a 10 minute hot shower is a big event. you hear the word magic several times a day. the outside world fades away. life is literally a beach.
Mar 14, 2011
massive adventure day
this morning i was woken up before dawn by a giant flashlight in the face - behind which i could vaguely make out the pirates hulking shape.
"oi! get up yous! we're going fishing! then we're going to a dirt bike rally! then we're going to the marble cliffs where they filmed lord of the rings! then we'll go have a bonfire at the beach! no work today for any of us. i've been trying to find a day to do all the adventures at once before all yous have to leave. we're doing it today."
he had already started with the rum i think.
thus started the massive adventure day. it was soooo epic.