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San Francisco Regatta

Monday, April 11, 2011

san francisco regatta
photographed by: caro ramirez (website | blog | flickr)

A regatta is a series of boat races. I felt like a movie heroine racing solo across the ocean to meet the love of my life. Who is he and where is he? Admittedly, I've become more cynical than ever, but I have and am and will always be a romantic and I would cross an ocean to meet the love of my life. I have this idea of writing a love letter and putting it in a bottle and then throwing the bottle into the ocean. Who knows who would find this bottle with the letter? But I'd like to think it would be quite a great journey and adventure for this bottle. Maybe the bottle would cross the Pacific Ocean and reach Asia, who knows? I first had this idea around the time of the earthquake this time last month. I was thinking about how life is so short and sometimes I cannot help fix global problems immediately, but I can always offer some kindness. Wouldn't it just make your day if you found a bottle with a letter in it?

I haven't decided what I'm going to write in the letter, but it will be addressed to unknown and I hope if someone were to find the bottle, it would brighten this person's day. Should I leave my contact information or should it remain anonymous? It would be quite amazing if someone found it and then contacted me. I told this idea to Caro and she told me a story about a couple who would develop lost rolls of film and try to find the owners of the film. It was such a beautiful story and it really makes me think how precious life is and how small acts of kindness can really make the world a better place. This whole idea was inspired by Letters to Juliet. I personally loved this movie, because I felt like love can really be powerful if you truly believe in it. If and when I visit Verona, I will definitely write a letter to Juliet, but for now, Thursday's love letter will be to dear Juliet. If I ever felt the love that Claire felt in Letters to Juliet, I would absolutely want to seize it and I hope that the other person would feel the same way about me.

I know that love is not a race and I'm really in no hurry to "fall in love", but I just hope I will meet this someone and share some great memories and conversations, whether it's for one night or a lifetime. Growing up, I've always wanted to do certain activities with "him", thanks to numerous romantic films: ride the Ferris Wheel at night à la Never Been Kissed and Before Sunrise, go star gazing, go on a row boat ride in a lake and of course, kiss under the Eiffel Tower.

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16 comments:

  1. These photos are absolutely wonderful! Such a great outfit and an amazing setting!

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  2. Magnificent photos (yay Caro!) and a great post. I feel the same way, and hope I too can find someone to share memories with whether it is for a night or a lifetime

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  3. Hey I ever made a letter and put it in a bottle, it was just for fun :)

    p.s: I love "Letters to Juliet" movie too

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  4. wonders! lovely text I have long been dreaming to write a message in a bottle too.. so eloquent pictures.

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  5. I am curious to know what you wear on this photo.. (?)

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  6. You write so beautifully, and you are a lot like me! I'm definitely a romantic and spend more time daydreaming about things like this.. I can't decide if I would leave my contact info on a bottled note. Most of me thinks I would, but the other part thinks it's more romantic if it's anonymous. You look so lovely in these photos as well. Each one of your posts is such a pleasure.

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  7. Wow, I jut found your blog and I love it! What beautiful photography! What a stunning outfit! I love it all! I'm definitely following now!

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  8. Thanks for posting this gorgeous set. Would you mind sharing where you found the hat?

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  9. I love your outfit, and that hat is adorable! Your photos by the boats are so lovely! I also enjoy reading your musings on love and love letters. I think you should go for it and write a message in a bottle! We all should!

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  10. Such inspired photos. As much as I like the idea of anonymity of a message in a bottle, making contact would be kind of amazing too.

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  11. I LOVE this post!
    I actually don't find it to be cynical at all...in fact it's very optimistic and uplifting.
    I truly think that there are HUNDREDS of amazing people out there for everyone. Putting a message in a bottle would be a great way to just symbolize the act of putting yourself, your energy & your message out there in some way.
    You will find someone magical to share your memories with someday...but for now, it's great that you share them with us!
    Lovely outfit & photos!

    xoxo
    -Wendy
    http://scoutandpine.blogspot.com/

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  12. the color combination of your outfit is very nice .

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  13. I love how your hat matches your skirt so perfectly. :)

    Btw, I read your 'about' page, and I really admire how forthcoming you are with so much about yourself. =) I look forward to trawling through your archives and reading and appreciating your lovely photos!

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  14. Avalonne I think I can safely see this is my FAVORITE photoshoot/outfit you've ever posted! I just love the stripes, colors, nautical setting. It's like a dream or a movie.

    I hope you're doing well! I responded to your comment on my blog but I'm not sure if you saw. Thank you for it though, it was so cute and really made me smile :) I miss you! <3

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  15. Beautiful photos, I love how everything looks so well put together, the colours are perfect

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