Making Sand Angels in the Arabian Desert, Traveling Marla-Style

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Do you know one of those people who have to look good in every photo he/she takes, or won’t put it online?

I am not one of those people.

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The better side of Traveling Marla?

Whether it’s a blog, or a social media site, I have acquaintances who post a stream of selfies in which they just “happen” to look their best. And they will be the first person to ask you to take down a group photo from a get-together of “besties” because rather than seeing a photo of good friends at a favorite time of life, they see only one person in that photo and they see that person in a bad light or at a bad angle.

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Trying not to make too many footsteps on my way to a bare patch of sand to make my angel.

travel Dubai Arabian Desert

travel Dubai Arabian Desert

IS there a graceful way to plop down to make your sand angel?

And while I do feel a little bad for those folks that their self-image is so fragile that they can’t enjoy sharing the best parts of themselves (not the pretty parts), I find them to be too emotionally exhausting to be around, and have to “love them from a distance” (as Trainer Wilhem always says) because that kind of person can be toxic and contagious.

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Happiness is.. acting like a child and not caring that you’re getting sand in your crack?

travel Dubai Arabian Desert

travel Dubai Arabian Desert

Hey. This isn’t all sand porn. See the pretty sunset?

There’s nothing more beautiful to me than just accepting the body/face/clothes you’re in, and knowing that some of the best moments of our lives are those non-posh, non-glamour, down-to-earth photos.

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Now…how to get back up again?

travel Dubai Arabian Desert

travel Dubai Arabian Desert

I hope you’ve enjoyed these very real and wonderfully dorky photos of me making a sand angel in the Arabian Desert outside of Dubai last December.

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The finished Traveling Marla sand angel in the Arabian Desert

Just a little Tuesday humor, love and happiness for my favorite readers.

Love, Marla

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2 Comments on “Making Sand Angels in the Arabian Desert, Traveling Marla-Style

  1. Hahahaha…and to think, some people are just satisfied to leave a “footprint” as proof they were here! Awesome!
    I must say, however; Happiness for ME, is keeping the sand OUT of my butt!

  2. Best sand angel I’ve ever seen. At sunset. In the Arabian Desert. Your efforts — and wonderful sense of self — are truly appreciated, Marla 😉

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