I’m planning a short weekend trip to Quebec in April to celebrate myself and to seek peace and quiet. The St. Augustine Monastery has the kind of environment I am seeking, but their rates are a mismatch to my budget at this time. But, I’m curious to see the place and to spend some intentional quiet time within its confines.
I have carved an itinerary that is exciting and very touristy. I am beyond excited to see the St. Lawrence River while I meander through the Chateau Frontenac. I would want to see the Citadelle and the Parliament and spend time walking up and down Upper Town. When I’m tired, I learned to rest my feet and people watch at Place d’Armes while, perhaps, enjoying some sweet treats somewhere on Rue Saint-Jean. I’m very excited, as you can see, to re-live the streets and ambience of my beloved Paris. For a day or so, I want to think I AM in Paris while inhaling the beauty around me.
As I build excitement for Quebec, Spring usually leads to Summer vacation plans and dreams. Although they are mostly dreams, I allow myself to spend a great deal of my solitary moments there. The arches of my dreams are high and thrilling: Johannesburg, Egypt, Iceland, Machu Pichu, even the Taj Majal.
Spring time is abundant for thoughts like these because what is life without dreams? I can be whomever I want in my dreams and whether or not they’ll come true is really up to me.
Tell me your dreams of places near and far.