Monday, December 28, 2009

A silly, totally irrational idea.


Just the other day I had a little bit of a freak out. . . about moving to Arizona and knowing absolutely no one.  When out of nowhere the next day, a relative on the Carlile side of my family just sort of manifested and said hello on Facebook.  And she lives in Scottsdale, just minutes from where we will be moving!  All things related to Arizona have been freaky serendipitous, I tell ya.  Everything in the universe is telling me to go.  Now I have known family there!

So, thinking of my Grandfather James Carlile, sparked an idea.  I don't remember much of him, but one of the most prominent memories is that he used to have a little 4 seater plane and flew it recklessly cross country.  I don't remember him ever being loaded with money, yet he still owned a plane.  So why can't I, right?  See where this is going?  And my Aunt, (his daughter) knows a lady who is a flight instructor who could help me get my pilot's license, ackkkk!  Why I could visit home more often than I thought!  Silly, I know.  It's fun to dream.

4 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Cynthia!!! what a great story....and you do know that anything is possible and dreams can come true if you let your heart truly believe!!! so get your flying wings and soar!!!!

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday and I hope that 2010 brings us even closer!!! hope you have a wonderful new year!!!!

Hugs
Diana

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

We can certainly create our alternate universe in our art, can't we? Mike laughed at me when I first brought this up, and he told me that I always have these big ideas and I never follow through. That night over a bottle of wine we both daydreamed about it and even gave our first plane a name. I should put that on my "bucket list", to take a flying lesson!

I'm looking forward to another fun year of blogging with you Diana!

Lisa Graves said...

Hey there-
I've actually had that same thought a few times... about learning to fly a plane. I imagine its the most liberating feeling one could have! Ha! I thought I was the only one. lol.

Happy New Year Cynthia- good luck on your move. I've reinvented myself many many times: MA, NY, NJ, NC, CA, New Zealand... its all good and every place somehow contributes to the person you become along the way.

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Thanks Lisa! And thank you for your encouraging words. The thought of flying never came across my mind, until I really thought about how attainable it could be. Double that with being told that I am a silly dreamer, and you've got a challenge! I can't imagine how liberating it must feel.