Monday, October 29, 2012

Welcome to Maine


We made it
our new turf.

Having a little challenge
updating emails
so if your comment has not yet been posted
that is why.

My blog is not yet talking to me.
Maybe it didn't want to move.

I will convince it.
Stay tuned.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Fullness of Emptiness

We thought our home
emptied of its contents
would feel hollow

it feels open and inviting

we feel like dancing
in its rooms

we wonder:

why do we need
any "stuff"
at all


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Move, continued

Yesterday, the moving van arrived

Today, it was loaded



Bye, bye, stuff!


Friday, October 19, 2012

The Impending Move

Where have I been?  What have I been doing?

See last post for book tour hopping details.

The tour for The Great Unexpected was mostly awesome:  amazing students and librarians and teachers and independent bookstores.  I mean:  a-maz-ing! I'm so full of all that book love and wish that those who want to cut school library budgets would step into these schools and see the beauty of what can happen with a great librarian, a 'real' library, and 'real' books.

The hardest part of the tour is always the travel - the airport and airplane slog - the sneezing, coughing crowds; the long lines; the delays; the wait, wait, waiting.  My body revolts.  It takes weeks to recover.

But now I'm home and here is what is happening:

We are packing, packing, packing!  It's crazyville here.  We've sold our house in western New York state and are moving to Maine.


We are following the grandchildren, who have recently moved there.  (With their parents, yes.)

Here are three things we have discovered:

1.  We have way too many books.
2.  Boxes of books are very heavy.
3.  We have a hard time getting rid of any books.

You, too?  Too many books?  Hard time letting them go?