I'm a list person - over the past 2 months there have been lists all over my house, my car, and my desk at work. But lately, as I get closer and closer to leaving USA, and hopefully, leading a much simpler existence in France, the lists are dwindling. I've found myself finding lists, reading them quickly, and throwing them away. I had a list of things to pack, I've stopped looking at it - everything is ready in a plastic tub for rapid transport into a carry-on suitcase. I have two small lists I carry with me; one for last minute items to purchase or complete, and one blank card for "other ideas". The card has been blank for more than a week, and I've decided it is an indication I am ready, or my mind is empty, or both. I think I'm mellowing. We hope to add some photos to the blog before we depart - Check on us.
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman