Sometimes “this packing a suitcase” is more than delight! Tonight putting each carefully selected item in my carry-on bag (Yes, that is all the worldly stuff one really needs) I am ready for six weeks on the road. The new novel by Miriam Toews and the Nouwen classic make good company for my wandering passport.
Towering over the Keystone gardens a hand crafted long necked guardian. This bird rendered in PVC scraps by Margaret’s brother Chuck is more than folk art. This is a skyline punctuation!
The Brussels Sprouts are almost Thanksgiving ready! Somehow leaving the gardens behind and watching the team members grow is more exciting each year. My notes, as I was homeward bound, caught glimpses of an altered reality. Launching on this journey there is a tentativeness. My friend is bravely unwell. Mortality is a fleeting concept. My pacemaker just kicked it up a notch. Sure wish there was a way to kick recovery up a notch fo people. A pacemaker! Oh we call those meetings.
The woven web enfolds the ripening goji berries. A mountain peaks in the background as we leave the riches of a fall garden behind. A few hours in the air and a whole old world breaks into experience.