WTF: an explanation of all things

I'm not about to play the old blame game again. Forget the fact that we've only recently felt as though our collective heads were above water. Never mind that our computer has been in repair limbo for weeks, its owners unsure as to whether or not they should attempt a very expensive disc recovery effort, or cast away a year's worth of valid warranty to embark on a less expensive quest for missing data. We say "poo-poo" to the fact the summertime is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest, each sunny day providing a new opportunity to cast aside one's obligations and engage in illicit "be here now" types of activities. And we wouldn't dare blame any lack of blogging on our dear new addition to the family (see below).

summer happens

Life happens. We're not ashamed. On the contrary, this unanticipated time away from recording it all has done a great deal in terms of helping to put things into perspective. Our days are still relatively the same as they ever were; pictures are being taken, food is being prepared and consumed with conscious effort, coffee is percolating, and we still go to bed at night dreaming of new sandwiches we might conjure up, the ultimate goal simply to bring a smile to somebody's face...including our own.

welcome home LaLa

I am being completely honest when I write that I am no longer emotionally attached to this blog in the same way that I used to be. Moreover, I love it more than ever. In effort to explain this idea I will highlight a bit of history that was recently brought to my attention by a good friend. During an interview on The Late Show with David Letterman, after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, artist/musician Warren Zevon was asked by Letterman if there was anything that he understood now, facing his own mortality, that he didn't before. Zevon replied, "Just how much you're supposed to enjoy every sandwich."

For obvious reasons this story spoke to me. It is a beautiful mantra by which we could all live our lives.

Enjoy every sandwich.

In a nutshell, that's what we've been up to during this most recent hiatus. I remain continually honored to be able to share the details of our "sandwiches" with you.

the long and winding road, as seen through Ali's sunglasses and camera lens


Poncho Wearer said...

i love watermelon. i love your dog. mine likes watermelon. i love sandwiches. great post. :)

Mark said...

that is an adorably ugly cute dog. congratulations!

LittleCanoe said...

Wow, I really love that mantra. Enjoy every sandwich. I'm going to remember that.
Oh, and your pup is adorable! I'm jealous.