Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Our New Home
As I had mentioned before, I finally found a place to live. A co-worker of mine is getting ready to move to Gisbourne, NZ, and she will be renting her home. She had assumed I was looking for something to buy right away and hadn't even thought of mentioning her place. She is allowing me to stay with her for now rent free until she leaves on the 28th, and then the house will be ours to rent as long as we need and want it. So finally I have somewhere for the cats, the container, and most importantly, BRUCE to land! I can't wait to welcome him and the kids to our new home! It is a three bedroom house in a nice part of town. I am 3 minutes from a very quiet, small airport (yes, they advertize skydiving), 3 minutes from the redwood forest that has miles and miles of trails, and 10 minutes from the lakes where Bronwyn first took me for a picnic. Also, it's only 3 minutes from The Outdoors Man store - a very large camping/outdoor equipment store! I like the house alright, and I try to do my best not to keep comparing things to "back home". It's hard though.
This evening I went for another nice walk in the Whakarewarewa redwood forest. I found an amazing path among what seem like some of the "elders". There is a very special energy in this place, and I found myself in tears several times from sheer awe. I think if I allowed myself, I could just sit down and really sob by one of these trees, letting it all out - the stress, frustration, exhaustion, and intense longing... I must come back here to meditate and journal some time soon.