I Remember the First Time I….

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experienced CARhenge.

We were wild things living in a van.
Everything was closed and no one was around for miles.
And there it was… in the middle of corn fields and open sky.
Carhenge.

I have always dreamed of seeing Stonehenge, but it makes sense that this girl living out of a van, this scrappy Brooklyn girl of gutters and rock and roll…
would see Carhenge first.
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Niney ran out first – doing her wild laps around the cars and over the hill of wheat fields.
Aubrey, Burke and I ran after…our shoes sinking in the mud. Brisk wind in our faces – as we wove in and out of the cars, running wildly.
The sky flooded with colors of sun set.
Vivid reds, oranges, yellows, purples.
I made a wish and watched the sunset drop between the stacked car monument.
The sun that day
burst
before it dropped out of the sky.
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Breathless from running.
On edge from chasing our biggest dream.
I looked around and took in that moment.
Freedom.

Night moved in.
I was behind the wheel of those open highways with no one on them,
a canopy of stars over our heads
the yellow lines of road leading us to unknown adventures.

This memory is woven through who I am today.
It is something I didn’t know or had never experienced – just a month ago.
And it has changed everything about who I am.
Just by being in a place.
In the middle of nowhere.
We found heaven.
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Tell me about a first time adventure for you that made you feel something…whether it was across the world from where you are now or right in your own backyard.

What is a moment that moved you so much that it is a part of you?

It can be the first time you heard a particular song while driving, it can be the first time you climbed a tree and saw the world from a different view, it can be as simple as the first time you walked home a different way and found something new.

I’m opening the comments to your stories – if you have pictures, share those, too!

Looking forward to going on all these adventures with you in the comments.

Remember…there is something stellar around the corner…you just have to look.

 

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