Hitchhiking can be tough! Sometimes you wonder if you'll be stuck there forever. And then a car stops. And it's wonderful.
One time I'd finished hitching for the day. I was about to climb a hill before camping. It felt good not to want anything anymore from the drivers on the road.
A van drove past. I looked at the driver and we smiled at each other. That was it! Just 2 humans meeting for a few seconds, then moving on.
This was in 2003, but I still feel happy remembering it. I LOVE moments like this.
What do you love?
I love wild swimming.
I love cherry blossom.
I love conversations and connections and getting hot and sweaty.
I love hot baths and cold lakes and gentle touch.
I love sad songs and cheesy happy dance music and talking about Macbeth.
I love my family and my friends and my bed and rice.
I love that moment of seeing the sea for the first time and a surprise letter from a friend.
I love the giggles of delight of my nephews, or of anyone, really.
I love trees and crispy sand on the beach that I can crinkle up until it flows through my fingers.
I love frozen mud and thai green curry and Nina Simone and people getting passionate about what they love.
I love sweet peas and jamming with friends and that moment in the audience when the cast do their bows.
I love a bloody good massage and a bloody good conversation and a bloody good hug.
I love being there when someone learns to ride a bike, or takes their first steps, or moves through some difficult stuff and comes out the other side.
Love is all around us.
It's made me smile SO much writing this list. But did I miss anything???
It would be such a treat to read about what YOU love in the comments.
Thank you all for following and liking and commenting on what I share. It means a lot.
Ruth Nadia x
Ps. The photo is of me loving my dad saying BOO!