I used to move around alot. Then I met Duncan and we moved around alot together. In the 15 years since I moved out of my folks place I have lived in 20 different houses ... not counting the transient stops in between. The houses have been in 4 different Australian States, 4 different countries, 2 different hemispheres- 9 different cities (5 capital, 4 regional), 3 country towns, countless inner city suburbs. For the three years before Edie came, Dunc and I lived with not much more than could fit into two backpacks and a couple of packing boxes. We worked to travel. We collected stories and delicious memories; insights and inspiration; we wrote a duologue that we speak in quiet moments together when we can whisper 'do you remember when..?'
Our life is now 'when we stayed' rather than 'when we went'. It is a new experience for me, for us.... but we are living the life that we once only whispered to each other in quiet moments ... 'can you imagine if we had our own wonky house and a vegie patch and a family and got to stay'.
Here is delicious. Here is beyond our expectations of what it would feel like to stay put for a wee while. We have fallen into a tiny corner of the world where we feel connected and safe. Where we feel energised and brimming with ideas. A small piece of a community. For those of you who know what it feels like to move and feel comfort in change and the transient ... you must know how surprising this realisation is ...
Our house is filled with tiny momentos of moments past and for the first time I can pass them and feel happy to be in THIS moment ... and not somewhere else ... for now.