Friday, August 10, 2012

Big Sur

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I saw a shooting star, and made a wish. I dreamed that I kissed Bob Dylan. I had a massage in a room that overlooked the ocean...the sound of the waves seemed to correspond with the hand movements of the masseuse. I was naked in the hot springs and felt totally at ease. I sipped a glass of wine, as I read on the cabin porch, while my husband sat next to me and played guitar...a perfect moment.
We could see the Milky Way at night. There were quail, deer. The marine layer was unearthly. I met Angelina for lunch and we took in the view at Nepenthe. I had one of the best meals of my life ...cold pea soup...grilled lobster...butterscotch pie... The mountains glowed pink as the sun went down on the day of my birth. The best. 

Stay: The Little Gem at Heart Circle Mountain
Go: Esalen for Massages and a soak in the Springs
Read: Wild

14 comments:

jennifer said...

Happy birthday! The last time I was in Big Sur, my friend and I went to Esalen in the middle of the night to soak in the hot springs. The darkness was magical and also helped ease my anxieties about public nudity. :D

Marginamia said...

Love this post so much. Happy birthday, Jennifer!

Ashley said...

I had the best pancake of my life at Big Sur bakery. Love that spot. Also, how did you like Wild? It's on my list.

Beklina said...

That meal sounds so perfect!

Belinda said...

What a magical place to spend your birthday. Or any day, really. I'm glad to hear that you had such a lovely time.

You live so close to some incredibly special places, don't you. I'm not sure if it's just how you experience and describe them, or if there is something particularly amazing about the places you visit. Either way, I'm very drawn to them!

Dawn Tan said...

Sounds surreal! Happy birthday Miss Ermie! : )

Jocy said...

Happy birthday!!

Cheryl Cambras said...

Beautiful! Glad you had a wonderful time!

lauren said...

oh Jennifer!

this is my favorite post ever
so beautiful and magical and wise
i love it!
you sounds grounded and alive!
i am so happy you had the kind of birthday you deserve!
one full of love.

xoxo L

Anita said...

Simply magic!

keepfeeling said...

i just got the chills.

happy birthday, my fellow lioness.

so happy you got to experience the magic, and create your own.

and so happy you took wild with you. ; )

xoxo

Jennifer said...

Thanks you guys...it was a perfect day.

@Ashley...still reading it--but I like it!

Vanessa Samp said...

Big Sur! :•) Glad you were so close. I could feel the light! The hotsprings adventure is inspiring! Yes J!!!
Happy B-lated lady, xx:)

k. wang said...

beautiful. i am so glad you had such a good time! happy birthday, again, and to many more moments in one of my favorite places on earth!