the road traveled
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For 3½ weeks I haven’t driven, chopped herbs, sifted, stirred or baked.
For nearly a month now, not a load of laundry, a trip to the mailbox or a bill paid.
No garden tended, no floor swept, no counters wiped clean.
No phone ringing, door-knocking, no dogs wagging. (I did ache for the wagging!)
Familiar comforts, left behind. Rhythms and patterns, well-established, set aside.
In exchange, there was to be newness in every step. “Knowing” suspended. Curiosity indulged.
No apron. But a heavy camera around my neck. And from my shoulders, a weighty loaded pack.
Miles upon many miles of footfalls, blistered and tired (but ever-willing) feet.
Ears perked. Eyes wide. Body stooping, reaching, climbing.
And a bursting happy heart!
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And now, it’s home again, home again. Happy to be.
I’ve so much to share with you, but need a day or two first to gather it together.
There will be many pictures
and a few words to go along,
and always & ever (you know) Food!
Hoping this finds you all well! I’ve missed you…