At this point in my life, I am Over the Hill for sure. The sun is setting – how rapidly is anyone’s guess. Anticipating the unknown sounds like an exercise in futility. Any build-up is likely to increase anxiety. I think what is more important is simply practicing being the character I want to be. I am not on a quest to challenge my mortality, but to be at peace. I am looking forward to moving to a more rural part of the state in a month, on 56 acres of restored prairie that’s owned by the Conservation Foundation where I work. My quest will allow me to spend more time in Nature and more quiet time writing. We’ll see how rapidly that sunset arrives. I’m not looking to jump on any fast trains to get there.
I love the touch of sunlight on those rails. Good luck with your new adventure.
Thank you, Allan!
Lovely post, Scilla, your words captivated me.
Thank you; I’m so glad! I appreciate your visit and comment. I like that your blog identity reminds me of the hand-me-down pants I got from my sisters when I was a kid. 🙂
Oh, I remember those pants so well. Actually, I am an avid gardener.
A good quest. I wish you luck with your new home and extra time in nature. Indeed a worthy quest. I am there too.
Seems like the only thing that makes sense anymore… Best of luck to you, too!
Good luck to us then 😊
Very nice quest.
Kind of a quiet quest…trying to imagine the epic music to accompany it… 🙂
Every quest needs a soundtrack 🙂