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Thursday, February 5, 2009



the path along the harbour and looking out into the Strait

Every day is a journey,
and that journey itself is home

Matsuo Basho

Home and place are on my mind.

I will miss this place ... I can't imagine myself anywhere else. My home, the first I've ever had, a place for me that's always felt safe, secure and filled with love and now I must gather all my courage and strength and find a new place ... a new home. Sigh. How much lighter it feels to consider my journey - to be my home.

Peace - the other name for home

Kathleen Norris

17 comments:

  1. Lovely pics. I can see why you'll miss it!

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  2. Susan........I refuse to think of you and "les gang" living anywhere but 29 Black Street! Forgive me?

    Hugs to all........Carol

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  3. If you have to leave 29 Black Street, I hope you find a place equally as soothing to your soul. Just having your furry friends with you brings you halfway home already.

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  4. Thank you for this quote today, Susan. You know well I must apply its sentiment to my own situation as well. The journey as home. I am going to try to wrap my mind around that.

    Our conflicting emotions about where we are and where we're going are so very similar.

    Actually, I could go to that house out on the point in your first photo. ha ha

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  5. It is hard for me to think of you as living anywhere else too, but I hope you take us all along for the ride. Change can be a good thing.

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  6. You do live in an incredibly beautiful place, Susan.

    Love to you and Miss Winnie today! Edward is so happy....it is so cold!

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  7. I love that quote,"Every day is a journey,and that journey itself is home." It's difficult to leave and also exciting! So much is possible...and your unknown future becomes visible! Susan, you know what I mean...because even if we decide to stay somewhere, we don´t know how things will turn out. (Your quote got me to thinking!)

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  8. Have courage my friend. Life is ever changing, be open to the new possibilities that will enter your life. Leave you with two quotes:

    To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard


    The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

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  9. You and me both, Susan. Such a beautiful place, would be hard to leave. Change is exciting, and scary, and so very necessary.

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  10. I cannot imagine you and the furry gang being anwhere but there in that cozy little cottage and amazing shoreline!

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  11. Home is where the heart is, and I know you can make any place a warm and beautiful spot.

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  12. Thank you sweet ones for all the love and encouragement. With all of you, my friend MLou and when M. Invincible pops in for tea - I do feel that I can "do" anything & everything. Merci.

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  13. These are the most incredible photos I've seen of your yet. What view! wow.

    "How much lighter it feels to consider my journey - to be my home."

    --My dear Susan, you are such a precious soul. I will pray for your journey.

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  14. I need to apply this sentiment to myself too in so many ways.

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  15. Hi,
    What about a smaller place in the same village?

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  16. it saddens me to think of you not living there by the harbor and posting all your gorgeous photos for us. but then i think how fun and exciting it will be to get to travel on the journey with you to your next home!! peace to you and the furry family!!

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