Last weekend, I was able to steal away for a couple of days with a couple of friends and we spent a weekend reconnecting and relaxing in and around the quaint and charming little town of Carmel. We don’t, for one nano second, not ever ever take for granted the beauty of the California coastline and though we lost count, my friend J must have uttered, “Wow!’ about a bajillion times.
While driving from point A to B, we passed through the intersection where beautiful meets gorgeous.
Then, we started noticing that all of the stunning homes along 17 Mile Drive have all been named. The first one that caught my attention is the Butterfly house and its beautiful and conscious California drought resistant awesome landscaping.
From there, we wandered and meandered and found these humble (ahem!) abodes with fun and creative names.
There were many more homes with affectionate nick names such as Point of View and Sea Haze. I found myself completely enjoying the creativity and personality of each and also thinking about the possibilities of what it would be like if we all named our homes? First of all, it would just be fun, would make evening walks quite different, but wouldn’t it also add another dimension of community among us? What would you name your home if you could – or maybe you already have? It got me thinking about what I might name the home where I live now and the name JuJu came to me because it’s just got great energy and a bright cheery feel to it. But, I also know I will just keep thinking about this. By now, you know how my brain works, right?
Then we passed by this ‘little’ stunner and found her curiously lacking an identity like her neighbors to the left and right.
So, I leave you with a Cheers and a Challenge:
…a cheers to time away, renewal and spending time with friends who make all the difference in our lives; and
…a challenge to take some ownership for the naming rights of our nameless abode. What would you name her? And look, there is even a blank slate above the windows above the garage, just waiting to be inscribed!