Taking in the view
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
An old song by the band Kansas comes to mind a lot lately. It is titled "Taking in the View." The song tells the story of someone who's life circumstances are changing, and they must adapt, much like my family is now. It was not a hit song, but one that tells a story. It was out in 1986, so only those of us who listen to "oldies" may remember!
So, as much as we are sad to leave our old house, we have a new view. About a quarter of a mile down the street there is a pond. The dogs LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their daily romp around the pond. The wildlife pictured all were frightened away by my dogs, so please understand that I cannot get too close! Photos include a Herron and a frog, but we have also seen many snails, baby geese, ducks, and even a huge crayfish out on a morning walk across the sidewalk.
One evening, there was a big thunderstorm (we live in Kansas, so this is typical in the spring.) After the storm, we were treated to this sunset.
Someone very wise told me that during this process I would feel like I was in a washing machine, agitated regularly and wrung out, but that at the end of the day I would be clean and dry. And so, it would appear that we are having a clean and dry spell. As with many things in life, there are things I LOVE about where we are, things I miss about where we were, and some curiosity about where we will be, but now I am doing just fine!