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Come Away With Me

Remember when you used to play pretend? It occurred to me, as I sat re-watching Hook this past weekend, that it’s been a very long time for me. The magical innocence of childhood when you could be a Mermaid or an Indian seems to be blown away like fairy dust when we reach a certain age. Monday’s suck, it’s moot, I know, but indulge me and come play!

Can you imagine laying back on your towel island feeling nothing but the terry fuzz on your back, the soft warm sand between your toes, the golden dribble of sunshine on your cheeks and your nose filled with cool, salt water air? There’s nothing around you but sand, sea, and sky and somehow, the seclusion is seductive and you don’t feel so alone because the slow and gentle whooosh of the waves makes you feel safe, like it’s singing a lullaby. All your worries drift away with the wind. You look out at the horizon and feel safely nestled within the world, tucked in between water that moves, without needing anyone’s help (not even yours, how nice) and a gentle breeze that will swipe away all your worries, each and every time, the constancy of it is comforting. The magnitude of it makes you feel modest, in a way that makes you feel like all your problems, in retrospect never mattered. In this little Utopia, your only concern is which tropical drink to order next. It’s like you can’t even remember the various shades of gray that belong to the real world and feel that ones made of blues, purples, pinks, corals, champagnes, are the only ones that really matter. You smile and sigh a happy sigh and watch a baby crab scamper past and slowly fall into a delicious nap, the sunshine your blanket. The sound and smell of the sea blend into your dreams and the two become one and the same.

(That’s where Tinkerbell lives, anyways).

“You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you Peter Pan. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”

I’m the silly one that teared up at this scene, lol.

I hope everyone had a fun weekend!


your forever youthful, Squishy Monster ;)

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18 thoughts on “Come Away With Me

  • Magsx2 says:

    I have also watched Hook a couple of times, it is a wonderful world that carries you away with it.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    it’s one of my favorites!

  • Morganvsmorgan says:

    I actually still catch myself playing make believe – the career I want, my future family – I play it out in my head all the time and always catch myself doing it out loud hahaha

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’m so glad you can relate. I just loved the scene where Peter Pan was at the dining table, it made me smile and encouraged me to write this post

  • Garden Correspondent says:

    I may not have played make believe for a while, but that was so lovely to join you on the beach! I will return to this place the next time the boys go wild in the back seat of the car while I am driving…

  • thyme (sarah) says:

    What a fun blog title “Squishy Monster”! I think your imagination can just about rub any Monday blues the right way…good for you!

  • Lester says:

    WOW! That’s deep and moving Angie! I have dreams like that often.Annie Lennox many of her song make one think of an enchanted place.( As a bachelor I think of such a place with an enchanting Lady.)

    Come away with me. mmmmm! WOW! what a title.We can find little moments in life like that. It makes me think of some lyrics f4rom a Carly Simon song( Do the walls come down ) ( Nothing like a rainy night to set your heart remembering. Nothing like a vivid dream to take you back again)

    Great post Angie! Have a lovely evening!


  • The Squishy Monster says:

    There’s romance in those steamy rainy nights. I can appreciate that, Les. I hope you’re enjoying yourself this week!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    thanks Sarah! my friends have been calling me Squish forever

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’ll be there waiting (with a fruity drink for you)

  • Sissi says:

    You have made me dream of a beach, beautiful turquoise sea, sun…. (we have a very cloudy rainy day today so thank you for cheering me up!)
    (By the way, I have just made some more “lazy” napa cabbage kimchi yesterday. It ferments now… I love kimchi especially when it’s very strong and I sometimes ferment it more than 48 hours to obtain a stronger result)

  • Lester says:

    I am doing great Angie.Thank you. I hope you are wonderful also!

    The rain is good for more than just making the corn grow… Yes…



  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It was raining here, too! Where do you live, Les?

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It must be raining everywhere, lol. Mm, sounds yum…save some for me!

  • Dress and Dish says:

    Love Hook too!!! I wish I was at the beach and laying in the sun without a care!xoxoox

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Come to think of it, the very first Disney Movie I ever watched was Peter Pan…I must have a latent fascination with it, lol

  • Joanne Choi says:

    haha I watched office space recently and it’s so funny because there’s a lady who says “got a case of the mondays?” which pisses peter off!


  • The Squishy Monster says:

    LOL…hope you’ve had a great one, Joanne

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