Living in the now
10.06.2017 - 14.06.2017 60 °F
We have finally begun our summer trip, our graduation present to Chesirae.
The first stop was my sister's 70th birthday celebration in Jackson Hole, WY. Details would include parties, trips up the mountain, meals and shopping in Jackson, but frankly I don't think that's of much interest to anyone who wasn't there.
Instead, I want to share an insight Debbie and I had as we realized we would be on the road for over three months and not returning to the Bay Area and our home except as visitors.
We discovered that "home" is now wherever we happen to be at the moment. We have no place we have to go, no place we have to return to, no schedule we have to meet, and no one we have to answer to. We are, perhaps for the first time, truly living in the here and now. Each day is its own experience with the choices about what we want to do today. Tomorrow will take care of itself when we get there.
I think we are going to need a few months to get used to this new reality. Being travelers along a road we cannot predict but that we can choose each day is going to be special, an experience I wish for all of you, if not for years of your life, at least for some time. The feeling of freedom is unparalleled, living in the moment exhilarating.
We hope each of you will choose to join us for parts of this journey.