"Solitude is the salt of personhood. It brings out the authentic flavor of every experience."
May Sarton, Belgian-Amercan writer
|View of Back Bay|
As I have alluded to in an earlier post, finding myself “single” again is interesting, to say the least. And, least is what I will do most of the time on my blog when it comes to what this year has brought for me. Life is interesting, cruel, awesome, and wonderful, sometimes all in the same day. So, on that somewhat deep and sometimes discouraging note, I am trying desperately to continue to enjoy and make my life worthwhile. Because, if I don’t, no one else will do it for me!
July 4th in and around Boston is always filled with so many festivities, and activities, fittingly, since it is the birthplace of America. (Actually, my own hometown of Milton is quite proud of the fact that the Revolution began here at the Suffolk Resolves House!). This year, 2012, was especially celebratory as it was the bicentennial of the War of 1812, so in addition to the already numerous events, parades, etc, a Tall Ships Festival and Navy Week added to the festivities.
|Tall Ship from Colombia|
|US Navy Ship|
I booked one of the boat cruises (at half the original price!) for sunset on July 5. After work, I headed into the city, parked down on the South Boston waterfront across from the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) as parking is much cheaper than on the Boston waterfront, and it is a short, beautiful walk, especially on a summer day. Of course, it was bustling and wonderful. Boston is such a small city, but I don’t find myself on the Waterfront much anymore, and every time I do, memories of my Girls as small children come flooding back. They grew up in that neighborhood as the Lady who helped me raise them, who I will be forever grateful to, lives there.
|Customs House, Old North Church, the North ENd.|
|From the Bar @ The Sail Loft|