Traveling

So, I’ve been traveling this week. I’m in Boston right now where I lived for many years before moving to the DMV. I still have people here. This past week has been about celebrating birthdays, births and connecting with kin. Coming back to the place that was my home for so long but is no longer my home is challenging. There is a mixed bagful of memories here. Fortunately, after so many years, the memories evoked are more like my mind’s movies than pains in my heart. And I’ve gotta be real, the weather here is challenging too. It’s kinda cold. I’m not used to it anymore. It feels a little more like spring at home where there are buds on some trees. Not so much in Boston.

 

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Bare as they are, I still love “the triplets”.
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That’s snow. What?!

I’m grateful that I’ve been able to make a little space for writing and reading while still tending to the needs of my family. I can’t work on poetry submissions while I’m away but I can continue working on my new short story, “Perennially”. And I’ve been putting together my next blog post about some changes that come with the second half of life. Hopefully, that will come next week when I’m back home. At night when there are too many of us to all use the wifi, I practice reading as a writer which is wonderful. I borrowed Dr Apelles by David Treuer from the library before I left. It’s an engrossing work that covers territory I know little about which makes it even more interesting. As always, I’m reading my favorite WordPress bloggers.

I’m heading for home soon.  Until I get back, I’ll leave you with a few more photos from Boston.

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There is beauty.
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Had to have the New England clam “chowda”.
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Celebrating her made the trip!

Thanks for joining me on my journey.

6 thoughts on “Traveling

  1. I think (even though I like the cold) journeying someplace colder this time of year would be difficult for me. I yearn for spring. Summer, I’m never in a hurry for, but by the time March rolls around, I am fairly sick of wearing boots and seeing gray and white skies and I truly appreciate the sun. So I can imagine how it feels for you.
    I’m glad you had a good trip and the happy little one really is a joyful share 🙂

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    • Thanks, Joey. I’m with you on the need for spring. As soon as I got back I put my winter coat away. If it gets cold I have the memories of being with the happy little one to keep me warm.

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  2. It was so wonderful to have you here for some great face-to-face conversation….we still miss you terribly (but looking at the photos, I can’t really blame you for leaving… shiver, shiver)!! And thanks so much for the book recommendation….I’ve downloaded it to my kindle.

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