swoon over the moon

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I go weak in the knees and swoon right over the moon when you say something I’ve never heard before. What could be better than using wordplay to create something entirely unique and perfectly you?
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For example: His last proposal was a lollapalooza, but this time around the Midwest man caused a hullabaloo with his imaginative ideas.
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The Wallstreet Journal reports on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ events every year or so, but similarly unique moments occur regularly inside my journal.
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Where am I going with all this? Well, I felt a similar appreciation for the funky/quirky/extraordinary (pick your adjective) when we went to the Renaissance Festival today.
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Perhaps the most interesting part was how contemporary society merged and collided with Medieval culture. For example, have you ever watched someone record a jousting tournament on their I-Phone?
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Do you seek out unique moments or stick close to the familiar? Have you ever been to a historical festival?

22 thoughts on “swoon over the moon

  1. This looks like such fun. No, I haven’t been to a medieval festival but I want to now!! Love your appreciation of the written word. I love words, I always have… one of my current favourites is ‘flummoxed’. Always makes me smile when I write it! Another lovely post Jen xx

  2. We once saw some people dressed up on a train, so we followed them to where they were going. It was a medieval festival lasting the weekend and there were SO many people dressed up. The entrance fee was too high for us, but then we found a beach to go to instead, so that was fun 🙂 I loved all their costumes though!

  3. Personally, I am constantly on the lookout for new and unique experiences. Anything to stimulate the senses and help to uncover the undiscovered. It’s one of the many things that makes life so interesting.

    I think if we were to keep our eyes, ears, and mind open, we would discover a whole host of once-in-a-lifetime moments in our everyday lives. You are a testament to that fact 😉

  4. Love this! What a funny mashing of the new and the old…maybe even making the old seem like new! I have such a love for the old (history, literature, family, tradition, etc..), but the old can gain a kind of “new tint” when it encounters something unique and “out of the ordinary”. I’m a fan of both! And a fan of these pictures! So fun!

  5. Ok, I love the Renaissance fair. I can’t wait until it comes to my neck of the woods! You’ve got some great pictures and made a really good point about the meshing of worlds. It’s always so crazy to me to see someone dressed in medieval garb listening to an ipod!

  6. Ohmygoodness!!! I’m a million posts behind in reading your blog! How did that happen??!
    Ok. I’m all caught up now and of course I totally adored every single post. You manage to say so many wonderful things into one post; it’s incredible 🙂 hope you’re enjoying the warm weather!
    -Kaitlyn 🙂

  7. I have never been to a Renaissance Festival before, but that looks like exactly the kind of thing that I would love to go to!! Too cool!

  8. Ok I totally went to one of these before I was married and this…carny guy in a knight outfit kept asking me out. So now I can tell my husband he made the cut when a knight didn’t. 😛 Totally counts even if he was super creepy right?

  9. Ooh, this looks sooo cool! I’ve never been to a historical festival. I don’t even think we have one here in Belgium.

    Sofie x
    littlegreensofie.blogspot.be

  10. That looks like so much fun! I would love to go to a historical festival! I agree, I don’t know if we have any where I live. I like the weird and odd things in life. My friends and my mantra is, weird and proud!

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