A Journey to the Land of Sleeping Beauty (Aurora)

Once upon a time, in a land of rivers and mountains, I went off the grid and my family panicked. This story begins and almost ends with a cup of french vanilla coffee and a hotdog sandwich. While it was still dark, Marianne and I met up for breakfast then hailed a cab. With heavy bags, we walked from one terminal to the another. We were told it would be past my housemate’s favorite marketplace We saw a bus that confirmed we were on the right track, but got the wrong name. We thought it was DS, but it was ES for Earth Star. Death Star sounds cooler. We got there in time for sunrise. The pink and orange sky wiped away the weariness and replaced it with praise. (more…)

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