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Morocco February 20, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.

Donald-DuckaWhen the same thing keeps popping up on our radar screen, we need to tune in and LISTEN.

This week, I hear the Universe whispering . . . “Morocco.”

1. Kate shared a post about her planned impromptu trip to the country where they turned back time ~ Fantasies of Heat & Dust.

Kate also shared a craft project . . . making a travel journal for the trip.

2. Freedom Village, a local retirement community, selected Morocco as its theme for February and extended an invitation to the larger community to join residents in sampling Moroccan Cuisine.

I called too late . . . and asked to be added to the “Wait List.”

3. While watching TV, we saw mention of Morocco.  The exact context of that whisper escapes me.  Perhaps it was:

Morocco ~ it’s everywhere you want to be.

4. Yesterday, on Wordless Wednesday, Sylvia shared a photo taken on the road to Marrakesh ~ Washday Blues.

Sylvia’s photo made me run to hug my washing machine.

5. With each passing reference to Morocco, the haunting melody of Al Stewart’s The Year of the Cat begins to play revealing . . . a morning from a Bogart movie in a country where they turned back time.  

The Year Of The Cat encourages me to accept what is offered without obsessing about the future and its inherent uncertainty:

If “Morocco” is the WHAT, what’s the WHY?

Well . . . I’m not sure.

That’s OK.  I’ll accept what’s being offered here and now and allow the future to unfold in its own way and time.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Crowing Crone - February 20, 2014

Just followed your link to Kate’s blog, what a delight! You just never know where the future will take you!

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Isn’t her blog spectacular? Every post is like a gorgeous magazine spread. And her son Harry is beyond cute. Delight is the right word.

2. anotherday2paradise - February 20, 2014

Thanks for the mention, Nancy. Did you notice my mention of this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWy2dMDXbnA Just in case you needed further reinforcement. 🙂

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

I did see your “on the road to Marrakesh” reference, but this is the song that popped into my head:

3. suzicate - February 20, 2014

I know someone whose grandparents are from Morocco and makes it sound fascinating! Love “Year of the Cat”!

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

It looks like a fantastic place to get lost among “the blue tiled walls in the market stalls.”

Here’s to Hidden Doors that open in their own time.

4. Rainee - February 20, 2014

It is exciting when that happens, isn’t it?

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

The Universe has my attention, Rainee ~ it will be interesting to see when “MOROCCO” makes it’s next appearance . . . and whether the WHY is revealed in due course.

5. William D'Andrea - February 20, 2014

If you are planning to visit Morocco for a vacation, please send us copies of your own photos. I’ve heard about it being a place where “Moonlight and love songs are never out of date.”
So while we’ll never have Paris, if you send us those photos, we’ll always have Casablanca.
Here’s looking at you kid!

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Here’s looking @ you!

6. Don - February 20, 2014

The Universe is speaking Nancy. Get ready to pack those bags,

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

I wonder if there’s a “Morocco” at Epcot . . . only 2 hours a way. No bags to pack. No planes to catch. :mrgreen:

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Turns out . . . there is a Morocco Pavilion at Epcot:

Maybe I’m going to meet a Bogart look-alike at the Kasbah! Or dine at Restaurant Marrakesh?

7. colonialist - February 20, 2014

One major drawback about Morocco is that it is in Africa – a continent the whole of which is increasingly heading for disaster. *reaction from too much news; all bad*

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

I expect that Morocco seems foreign to South Africa ~ even more so than Maine does to California.

Val Boyko - February 20, 2014

You are right. Its uniquely French, Arab and Berber … More like Bolivia compared with the USA in the Americas.

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Thanks, Val. It does sounds like a world of its own, with European, Asian, and African influences. A melting pot of delicious mystery.

8. jannatwrites - February 20, 2014

Hmmm…maybe some international travel is in your future? It would be an adventure for sure 🙂

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

I’ve been wondering about that, since we’re not really in “travel mode” at the moment. Don’s comment (along the same lines as yours) made me question whether Epcot has a Moroccan Pavilion. Since it does, maybe we’re only 2 hours away our “date with destiny.”

9. Grannymar - February 20, 2014

I think you have itchy feet Nancy, better get the bags ready on the off chance a trip might materialise!

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

How do you know I have itchy feet? :mrgreen: Your comment made me LOL because I got too much sun on the top of my feet on Tuesday and they DO feel itchy right now.

As for the travel, we’ll probably stay closer to home as long as Tigger is still with us . . . but we might have a date with some date palms at the Moroccan Pavilion at Epcot in Orlando soon.

Grannymar - February 21, 2014

White vinegar should take the itching or stinging from any type of burn, sunburn included.

A date with your date at the date palms. 😎

nrhatch - February 21, 2014

That’s a good trick for sun sting. Thanks, GM

10. Val Boyko - February 20, 2014

Keep listening…. Its enchanting! I went there with a girlfriend as a cathartic trip after my marriage ended. It was my version of Eat Pray Love! It is a wonderful country. Go with an adventure tour and head to the Atlas Mountains as well as to the coast and Marrakesh. I came home ready to face the world with an appreciation of my new found courage and the goodness within all people 🙂

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Yay! Morocco definitely sounds like my kind of place. Glad that you had such a great visit. Thanks for sharing!

11. I am J - February 20, 2014

I just bought new drapes in “Moroccan Red.” Does that help you at all? 🙂

I have always wanted to go to Morocco and love Moroccan cuisine. if there’s any way you can go, I’d say “go.” It sounds like it’s calling to you – a land of the exotic and mysterious. And once you get there, please, please share your journey here for those of us who wish we could go too.

Love the video. Great song. Thanks!

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Haha! That’s great, J ~ Moroccan Red drapes. I am adding Morocco to the Bucket List ~ exotic and mysterious are right up my alley.

12. Pix Under the Oaks - February 20, 2014

I think Morocco at Epcot sounds like a good start!
Going to click your link to Kate’s blog.. 🙂

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Kate’s blog is picture perfect! Enjoy your visit. Epcot might be a great first step . . . especially while Tigger is still around.

13. Karen J - February 20, 2014

“Question not the Why – all will be revealed in good time” ~ in your best Yoda voice… 😉

A friend of mine just got back from a month in India – that all fell together in less than 2 months. It can happen that quick, so think about those packing lists, Nancy!

nrhatch - February 20, 2014

Thanks, Karen! What a wonderful experience for your friend ~ things do tend to come together quickly when they are meant to be. Right now, I’m keeping eyes and ears open for clues.

14. ericjbaker - February 21, 2014

This post needs more Rocco.

nrhatch - February 21, 2014
15. nrhatch - March 2, 2014

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