"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, February 24, 2012

The space between the shift

I will tell you that my mind is blank. Empty, zip, zero, vacated, absent. I stare and try to think, what do I have to say? Do I talk about the moving, the goodbyes, the near empty house? The last minute scrambles, the neglected space here? How my camera is cold and my fingers are slow?

As much as I love to use words to describe my feelings, the space between the shift keys feels vast and immobile. It always takes me a few days to read what my heart is possessing, when the head is so overwhelmed that it escapes into its own darkroom for processing. This is where I am.  There is no sadness, just quiet anticipation.  Excitement is bubbling and brewing beneath the surface, waiting patiently for it's own time.  Until then, I am reclusive in wide-eyed wonder as I watch that space between the shift roll as slowly as I can make it. The open road unfolds next Wednesday, until then my friends....

with love ♥

35 comments:

  1. Excited for you guys!
    P.S. I see you're reading The Other Boleyn Girl. I enjoyed it and then got hooked and read a few more of that author's books. "The Queen's Fool" is also excellent.

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  2. next wednesday! no wonder you're 'blank'. you're really brimming full and it's the mind looking after itself with a blank-et.
    enjoy your last weekend there. wow.

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  3. Save travels and wondrous new adventures!

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  4. Ptuii ... that should be SAFE travels ..... :D :D :D

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  5. Travel safely - enjoy the new adventure. Soak it all in along the way xoxo

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  6. good luck...it is good, if not challenging, to be de-centered and in transition--causes us to reflect on who we wish to be...all the best and await word of your new adventures!

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  7. You always express your feelings so beautifully. Good luck; I'll be thinking of you and your family! So exciting-yay!!
    xoxo,
    Ang

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  8. so excited for you and your family. enjoy this time of transition and reclusiveness, so much excitement is coming your way!

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  9. Take your time and process away! These bits of slower pace only come around so often. Excited for you!

    xo
    cortnie

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  10. I'm giddy with excitement for you. What an adventure awaits. If nothing else, I hope you find a few quiet moments to take some deep breaths. Looking forward to hearing about the next new phase in your lives. Safe travels. Enjoy your last weekend there, whatever you have planned. Jacinta xx

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  11. Wise and wonderful - as always! My heart is so full for you. :-) Peace and joy on your journey!!

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  12. Enjoy the quiet, blank moments. Soon you'll be overflowing with words as you discover your new surroundings.

    Thinking of you and wishing you and yours a safe journey next week.

    xoxo

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  13. wow- I can't believe it's time already! checking off your list- I imagine there are all sorts of feelings and thoughts flying around :) no wonder just getting ready to Wander Wonder :) Enjoy - safe travels and God bless! I'm excited for you on your new adventure!

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  14. Good luck with your move! Just popped by and see you're in a very exciting place. Eeeek! P.S. I love Phillippa Gregory! Isn't she great?

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  15. for a blank mind you sure said it all so beautifully. :)

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  16. It's just time for you to be internal for a while...my boyfriend calls it the "retraction" phase before the "expansion".

    Blessings to you and your family on your new adventure!

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  17. I love these little meditative intervals that you share with us....

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  18. That land of in-between...so much excitement, anticipation, anxiety...lots of emotions...I wish you well as you embark upon a new adventure! Can't wait to read all about it!

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  19. whooo hoo! can't wait!!!! so excited for the next chapter.
    XOXOXO

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  20. Colorado is waiting for you. Safe travels!

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  21. Enjoy and savor my friend!
    Cheers.

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  22. Have a safe trip.... sometimes silence is all one needs...

    love to you

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  23. goodness, it feels like just yesterday you mentioned you were taking this big move. Are you having vivid dreams each night of open sky and new spaces? I just had a dream about moving last night- I woke in hives thinking about all the packing!


    process away. and safe travels, friend.

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  24. wow.. i know that feeling well. your fingers are still nimble i'd say on your keyboard mj. you need to write a book, okay?

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  25. Oh, I know that feeling, and you describe it so well. You will be on my mind as you set on this exciting journey, and I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts when they're ready to pour forth once again. xoxo

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  26. Have a safe trip this week, MJ!

    xx

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  27. safe travels ... and enjoy the blank, sometimes it is a good thing.

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  28. enjoy your journeys my friend.

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  29. you'll be leaving soon, dear mj,

    'May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand'

    safari njema, safe travels
    xxx lori

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  30. happy leap year, and happy traveling! your test post showed up in google reader!

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  31. Your post title reminded me of something my koto teacher said to me once about how Japanese music is about the space between - what is being communicated BETWEEN the notes. This emotional space that you're in right now is reminiscent of that, no?
    Good luck with everything MJ. I look forward to your honest observances and sweet words from a new location!
    xo

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  32. safe and happy journey MJ. i hope you enjoy the trip. take some time to be with this space and the words will find you when they are ready.

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  33. The spaces between the keys have so much to say, your fingers will find their way. Safe travels, my dear.

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