Day 5 and I feel like we are finally settling in-- the raw edge where everything is new and unfamiliar is softening, drifting away.
Today we got a screen on the front door (oh you beautiful breeze!) and took the big walk I had been waiting for. It took me awhile to sort out the wheres, the hows, the final destination and the return route-- but now we have it-- about 3 miles round-trip with a big park at the halfway point where the kids get off leash and move about in a pine woods.
There and back-- I am trying to take in all the houses-- the roof lines, the porches, the flowers-- each house is different and the colors! Just be prepared for a whole lotta painted victorians in your future.
But tomorrow? I believe there is a farmer's market that we can walk to.
I know this recounting of actions has to be duller than dull, but I haven't been anywhere near a reflective mode. I was talking to Michelle tonight and sharing how different everything is-- not just my surroundings but me-- I stay up later (right now? it's after 11 pm-- you know, at night). This may not seem odd to you-- but people, I was a farm mouse. In bed by like, 8:30 - 9:30. Seriously!
City life-- there's an energy, a vibe that is shifting me-- I am questioning all sorts of things I used to think were "me" that, in fact, were not really me at all. It's bizarre.
I feel like once the studio is set up-- I can see myself in there with music playing till 3 or 4 in the morning-- crazy. It's something in the air.
There was some really dumb article I read somewhere a long while ago that correlated the midlife crisis with the shift into adolescence-- that the change in personality and the inner growth at these two junctures in our life can be that significant. Not sure why I remember that really dumb article-- but it stayed with me and right now I'm thinking, maybe not so dumb?
Anyway, my point is that a hurricane has just left the building that is my body.
The past year and a half has spun me around and dropped me here and I feel like a new chapter is beginning and I would love it if you wanted to come along for the ride. It might take a bit for me to catch my breath and sink into all that I am wanting to document, explore and share-- but I know that there is much ahead.
All of it a mystery.
P.S. Props to Dave for releasing my camera from the vulcan mind meld that had it believing the (EMPTY) memory card was full. Have camera. And there is a FARMER's MARKET TOMORROW-- woot!