It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Missing Me

You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. 
Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.
Azar Nafisi


fiftyfinally said...

that's sorta cute...but i've moved maybe(I've lost track) 36-38x's. Not always out of any particular city or town, but there have been many of those as well. Because neighborhoods can also seem foreign places. Although I have never moved from one country to what do I really know about that, but...I have always been the same person, after the boxes have been unpacked. Even though I've tried to re-invent myself. And life will go on.
I have one question though...Both of you seem to enjoy this large neighborhood. You may miss the convenience of it - if your next adventure is in a country setting. Living in an area where everything is within a 5 min walk, compared to a 20 min drive is the most annoying thing, and you may find yourself packing your bags again. Been there..done that. Before I moved to my present location I had a list of must haves within a walking distance.Surprisingly the most important one was a hardware store where I could purchase a screw to hang a shelf without resorting to driving 20 minutes. When there is one vehicle and that vehicle is not available sucks. And sunday morning when I want a better be close.

NotesFromAbroad said...

I know what you mean about losing track. In the past, we have moved as often as once a year .. towns, cities, states and continents.
I grew up in a country place ..we are both pretty adaptable still and coming from NY, it is all still vaguely familiar to be going back.
Good thing we don't eat donuts :)

The Silver Bunny said...

Hello ! I've lost track of how many times I've moved and I also spent 20yrs of my looong life abroad. Those words ring so true ; that's why you've got to be gentle and kind to yourself when you move. I wish I'd known that before and not rushed about when I arrived somewhere new. I think that if you let the new place take possession of you rather than the other way round, you're all right. As I'm sure you will be !!x

NotesFromAbroad said...

Bunny, you are right, the place has to take possession of you .. it has worked that way for us each time, I can only think it will continue to work that way :)

anymommy said...

The beautiful part is that you keep your heart open to each new place, the people, the streets, the culture. I think when you stop feeling sad to leave, you would have stopped being open to life! xo. Thinking of you from afar.

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