Have you ever noticed that if you look at a picture taken on the North Atlantic coastline, that even under a summer sky, it still looks kind of cold? A long time ago I spent a few days in a borrowed Nova Scotia house in a village that looked much like this one. It may even have been this one, too long ago to be sure, but I can say that's when I fell in love with the eastern seaboard. The coastal climate gets increasingly savage the further north you go but there's a primal beauty in places where nature gives just enough for people to get by.
It won't be long before we go. Tomorrow is my last day at work and the moving company is scheduled to pick up our belongings before the end of the month. Have we packed? No, not yet but we cleared the rented storage space and learned once again we didn't need much of what we'd paid to keep there. Maybe those places could be seen as a kind of drying out space for our attachment to stuff. There was one in RI we paid for every month for 15 years, eventually sending the keys and truck rental money to a sister. Not mine, I don't have siblings. We arrived out here owning next to nothing.
This time we're taking what we've collected with us - bed, couch, chairs, carpet, lamps, bookcases (lots of bookcases), drawing table, and all the accoutrements of the wired life. Should I even mention the books, music, movies, art and art supplies, portfolios, photographs, and the little treasures saved from my mother's collection of things? I've become the family repository of memorabilia. It's all worth more to us now than things once were. Isn't that the way?
I haven't done well with blogging just recently because I'm unable to start any new projects and prefer to treat you to stories and pictures of what I'm currently doing. Now it's become totally apparent that what I'm doing is moving, my choice is to stop blogging altogether until it's done or to post about the move and things considered between here and there.
In a way we're going home to a place that's vaguely familiar and that's always a good thing to be doing.