I feel like I’ve been constantly moving for years now. I found a serving spoon that still has a price tag attached from the estate sale I had when I sold my house in Beaumont three years ago. I had decided back then that I would leave the price tags on some of the items that did not sell, as a reminder that I really don’t need that much stuff.
The good news, though, is that my new house feels good. I’ve already bonded with it, enjoyed spending the night there and waking up to really sunny rooms. I loved walking through my new neighborhood too, loved sitting on my porch for a whole hour while butterflies floated by to greet me. I feel like the house and the whole neighborhood are part of a gentler world, a much needed counterbalance to the aggressiveness of pretty much everything these days. Usually I have to create imaginary worlds to find that kind of peace.
Speaking of imaginary worlds, I’m happy to report that the Kickstarter campaign for The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard is going really well. It’s a really good feeling knowing that people want me to publish this book!