Little bird

A bird hit our window today. It's happened before. Thankfully, not often. Our windows are so big and beautiful. So easily missed in reflection. My daughter stood at the window, crying out, as she watched it lying on the ground. I went to her, to see, but quickly walked away. I didn't want to watch... Continue Reading →

The Dragonfly

We didn’t expect to find it, so late in summer, with fall only some wind gusts away. My son caught it, called us over. We didn’t expect to find a dragonfly hanging from its own death. We didn’t expect to see a dragonfly the moment it was born. Its head seemed still attached to what... Continue Reading →

Books

I love memoirs. As I live this crazy life, as I ride the bumps, take the sharp curves, marvel at the beauty, weather the hardships, as I cry and laugh and pause, I wonder and wonder how we all do it, how other people do it, what their triumphs and weaknesses look like. People's stories... Continue Reading →

Kenya

Sometimes you need to reach up and take hold of a hand that is offered. I've missed this space. It's been almost a year since we landed in Kenya. It's been almost a year and we are headed home, back to my island paradise.  I have so much I want to share. I have so... Continue Reading →

Home is where….

We’ve always traveled with all of our things. Our home shut up in boxes, shipped across oceans, unloaded and unpacked, bringing our memories and comforts with us. This is the first time we have traveled empty handed, leaving our home intact upon our island.  It’s an interesting feeling to try and settle somewhere while leaving... Continue Reading →

Nesting

This tiny bird has built a nest outside our bedroom window. For two days I watched her fly up with bits of fuzz, twigs, slowly building it. She’s in there now, laying her eggs, or perhaps they have been laid and she is with them, waiting. We’ve been in Nairobi for just over 2 months... Continue Reading →

Tender

I left my dog at his new home today. The lovely people who asked to take him have been waiting anxiously, their arms looking to pet and lead. I’ve kept hold, not wanting to let go. I finally had to let go. He needed to be in the home that will be his forever now. ... Continue Reading →

Next stop Kenya

In only a few weeks we will turn the page and move to Nairobi.  I wondered how I’d feel when the time came to pack up and leave my island. I am surprised at the ease I feel.  I am surprised at how ready I am.  I am leaving a very different woman, than the... Continue Reading →

Lessing

I have been studying Doris Lessing for a class on postcolonial literature. I just came across her speech for her 2007 Nobel prize win and wanted to share it. It's something we should all read. Link here:  Lessing  

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