Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The end of an era

A few days ago marked the end of an era. Until I lived in Australia, I never wore flip-flops. Since then, I rarely wore a pair that lasted more than a few months let alone traveling with them across the globe. The flip flops pictured above were on my feet in Colorado, Texas, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, New York and the Philippines. The real transition is that they have bridged my university and professional career. And so, my dear chanclas were given their last walk in the monte on my way home in Cebu, Philippines and I paused for a brief emotional moment. It was the second time (perhaps the first was graduating from UNT) I've told myself "This is the first day of the rest of your life..."

Below are a few shots of the magical summer with the UNT jazz repertory ensemble in Crested Butte Colorado:

I'm pretty much jumping off a cliff in this shot. Not endorsed by the University of North Texas.

Portrait of Blackwell and self-portrait all at once.

Whiffleball rocks! (but not everyone rocks at whiffleball)

We're so excited!

Hiking. Oh yeah.


Matthew Lee Willis said...

Nice. Touching.

Shelby White said...

Huge Cliff jump =)

Lorn said...

Heh, I was there when you bought those sandals. What a great trip.

Rebeka said...

And what do the next chanclas look like? Much love for the feet...