Last days in New Zealand at least for a while. After collecting the boys at school, we went to the river. The Manawatu river flows through Palmerston North, and there is a long bankside walk just at the end of Ruahine Street. Perfect for boys and bicycles.
What else can I say?
I am leaving. I am writing this while on “freewifi” waiting for my first plane up to Auckland.
I did have a bit of insight though which might be useful. Lots of people, including me, have said that it is
this peripatetic lifestyle, seemingly always leaving, or maybe it is always arriving, or maybe it is always ‘just in the present’ wherever it might be. Well of course it is – it is my responsibility that I choose these journeys.
My insight this week was that actually – it is
Of course I am still responsible for how I have chosen to respond to being with my family who are scattered over four continents at the moment, and unlikely to be all at once in the same place (Maybe at my funeral? will they be able/bothered/still around themselves??)
But there is a lovely difference in how it feels, especially as it helps to remember that there has never been a free choice for anyone. We all make choices in the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
We do the best we can.
And I am enjoying it!
Julie had a good book which quoted
“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
(Epicurus Greek philosopher, BC 341-270)