day 5: mexico, pride, & birdies.

hola! it’s may 5th. cinco de mayo! not that that means a lot here in sweden. but, in the states where we find any reason to party, we celebrate mexican heritage & pride on this day. of course, you know my love & i like to bring in a few american traditions into our home here, so i bought some corona to enjoy this evening. not quite the same as eating at cheap, little hole-in-the-wall mexican restaurant serving a bottomless basket of chips & salsa, but hey, i’m giving it my best shot.

speaking of pride, in our city we had a different kind of pride celebration today… LGBT pride. yep it’s norrköping’s pride weekend, and there are little things happening all around the city. ironic, huh? all of the inability for the methodist church to become an inclusive church, the upcoming vote on the marriage amendment in nc… both negative things, both working against LGBT people. and then, here, in my city, a weekend dedicated to lifting up LGBT people and to creating a more open society. even the trams have rainbow flags on them as they go all through the city this weekend. ♥

ok. now on the the picture for today’s challenge: bird.

i love birds. or birdies, as my love & i like to say. when i see them, wings spread wide, high up in the sky, gliding through the air… i always have this little twinge of jealousy. i wanna fly like them. i wanna feel that freedom of soaring in the air and feeling the wind on me. and some days, i wanna feel it more than others. know what i mean?  it seems like way up there, problems, worries, & fears can’t possibly follow. all that’s there is you & the big, blue sky. the air is clean, crisp, and it fills your lungs as you breathe in deeply all the peace & wonder that surrounds you. oh yeah. i wanna fly.

here’s to wishing you freedom & peace.