Have you ever noticed the restlessness of people? We’re rather a shiftless lot and maybe for the most part it’s due to getting bored with our surroundings. I’m not one to embrace change. I’m not spontaneous and I’m not brave. I’m a Taurus and we like deep roots that go down into the earth. The kind that takes a bulldozer to get out. But I’ve just completed a move from one city to another and I’m totally exhausted.
I envy the people in Biblical days who threw a burlap bag stuffed full of their belongings onto a camel and took off across the desert.
We humans have stuff—a lot of stuff, most of which takes five men and a boy to lift. My kids have threatened me with bodily harm if I buy another tote bag, piece of clothing or jacket. I do have a lot but I need them all
As with each move, I’ve said this is the last time. However, I mean this one. Here I will stay.
Unless something entices me.
I’ve thought a lot about women who had to whittle down a houseful of belongings to what would fit in a covered wagon. Did I mention I was not brave? I know in my heart I wouldn’t have been a wife who meekly climbed aboard and rode over some of the roughest country God ever created to settle somewhere unknown. They left family and friends. Everything they knew.
It must’ve been very hard.
A dear writer friend of mine is packing up in a few months and moving to Mexico. By herself. Far away from the life she knows here. I can’t imagine doing that.
But then a lot of people live abroad. One of my readers joined the U.S. Civil Service when she was younger and lived overseas for a good number of years working with other nationalities.
Did I mention I was a big chicken?
So I guess my point is…I have a reason for moving. I wanted to be near my children. See my grandkids. Get acquainted with my two-year-old great grandson who doesn’t know me or what to even call me. It’s time to fix that. So I am.
I’m settling in and have most everything unpacked. I’m planting my flag. This is it. I mean it.
What is the farthest you’ve ever moved? Did you lose anything? I lost an entire medicine cabinet full of essentials.
Oh, and I welcome any name suggestions my great grandson can call me. Just simple ones.