The alignment of Saturn, the Moon and Mars. August 3rd 2014.
I am marveling at the Universe at the moment, on account of two things: watching Finnigan’s documentary about Stephen Hawking and having this view from my porch tonight. 🙂
Where I will be for the next three days: In a gorgeous cabin on the north coast of Trinidad surrounded by friends, birds, flowers, trees, peace and quiet. The Caribbean Sea is a two minute walk away and best of all, we are still in the leatherback turtle nesting season. 🙂
Camera: Check! Notepad: Check! Paint & Canvas: Check! Check!
I spoon another mouthful of strawberries, whipped cream and sorbet into my mouth, listening to Adele’s voice as I would to the voice of an old dear friend. The guy at the counter is asking for rainbow sprinkles and I smile to myself thinking of the little things that make us happy, the little things that comfort us by reminding us of another time.
I signed on to my blog half an hour ago determined to start writing immediately before I got distracted by reading what my friends in the bloggosphere have written. I formed these friendships over the seven years I’ve been blogging. Some of you have become dear friends and some of you have disappeared, as bloggers tend to do when life throws life at them. My own blog has transformed herself twice since 2007 and here I am again, at the crossroads. The difference today is that Moon, Light and Shadow will remain what she is: a beautiful and important part of me; a testament of sorts to everything I love and everything I am.
Life continuously evolves and new roads are meant to be explored wholly and completely. To do anything else would be to be so much less. But to understand where I have come from and to connect with and cherish all that I have become along the way is a gift which both moves and frightens me. I am in awe of it and humbled to think it belongs to me.
I’m standing at the Gate with my loved ones beside me, my memories safely in my back pocket and a real future is finally in front of me. I am in love with my life. Thank you all for being a part of it.