Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good Morning!!

I was unable to get on-line yesterday, but wrote something anyway, which now feels a bit out-of-date, so, I may re-state a bit.   I enjoyed a delightful flight.  My cabin-mate was a young man of 25 who does computer work and he said Ice Age 2 was worth watching, so I watched the movie on the plane, and he and I had a good conversation.  The plane was late, and the luggage was late so I got to my brother's at 3 AM, and had trouble sleeping I was so excited, so got up about 5 and showered and such, and then, went over to their house - I stayed in a little apartment on their property so as not to wake everyone up, and the trip began.   The four hour drive to the ferry was fascinating to me, and I loved the two hour ferry ride.  The weather is a delight.

Where we are staying is unimaginably beautiful.  We all agree that we could live here and never leave.  We each have our own space, and the pool enclosed in an English garden is magnificent.   Bird song is consistent, and bunnies abound.  Anchovy is the primary bunny resident.  We are secluded on our one acre piece of land, at the end of a dirt road.   Our only problem is finding it again when we leave.  We are not on the beaten path, which we all love, and the property lives up to its name, which is  "get away from it all."   Why would one want to leave, but we do, and we spend the day at the beach, where the weather is perfect, the water is warm, and the waves just strong enough to be fun, but not so powerful as to hammer you, except once in a while to be sure you are awake.  : )     I stay covered except when I'm in the water, which is a great deal of the time, as it is amazing, and, so now, I am fresh as a morning daisy.

I read yesterday in the shade under a tree, by a Japanese landscaped area of the yard, with a tiny windchime over my head, going "ting," "ting," "ting."    Two cardinals and a bunny kept me company.

We had dinner at a lovely restaurant with a view of the ferries going in and out, which is my idea of Heaven.  There were nine of us for dinner, as friends of theirs who have three beautiful children dined with us.  11 year old Thomas ordered lobster.  His dad helped him figure out how to eat it.  It was quite something to see on the plate with its antennae sticking up.  Now I understand Nantucket red.  It is the color of a cooked lobster.  His 12 year old sister, who is a strict vegetarian thought she was going to throw up, and did not appreciate sitting next to her brother with his lobster on the plate, but he was beaming.  

On the plane, I read Timothy, or Notes on an Abject Reptile by Verlyn Klingenborg.   It is written by a true eighteenth century turtle who presents life from his very wise and slow-moving point of view.   Timothy and I agree on the pacing of life, and the need to dig at times, and retreat.   He also likes to explore, and understands clearly in and out, and who is confined, and who is not.  Tis good to know, be clear, and expound on what is true for you.

 At the beach I read a book on a woman from Rwanda.  It is a brutal description of what happened.  I will give you title and name, as it truly is an absolute must-read, and it is odd to read it here, a place that once was a working community, and now has such wealth, that my mouth keeps falling open at the price tags.  50 million dollar jets bring people here, and small planes fly constantly overhead, carrying people back and forth.  As I say, I am a bit in shock at the prices, but, as my brother says, everything is brought in by boat.  Yep, and, .....  wow!!

It is as beautiful as I imagined, though, with long beaches of white sand, and wonderful homes, and hydrangeas.   Today, we are just relaxing.  Jan is off for tennis;  Katy is still asleep, and I am here, and Gar is reading.  It is his birthday, and his choice for the day is to relax, and, so we will. 

May your day be heavenly views, within and without.   I am in love with the shape of the trees here, and mainly sit and look at them.  The weather is perfect, just like San Francisco.  I miss you, and it is lovely here.   The birds are singing, and the pool and the trees await.  Ah, I hear the sweet tingle of Katy's voice.  She is awake.   Hooray!!!   I love this little girl, who is now, in the enchanting bloom of becoming a young woman.   May we all live in such innocence and grace.    Happy savoring of this day!!




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