DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL
Today is the day that chains are loosed, and I am free from the past of Devon.
This strangely beautiful county where I was born and where so many memories coloured my consciousness and made journeying back there, over the past sixty years so painful.
With realisation of the way people acted, the things people said, with true meaning, all slotting into place during our twelve year retreat in Spain and again back here in England, when the true meaning of acts and words came to me, at least allowing the return over the past three years to face those fears and come to terms with the ways of others all now dead, gone and passed over to higher understanding.
The freedom I feel right now, I have never felt quite this way before:
Our final downsizing has been stretched across the boundaries of the physical, material, mental and most importantly the banks of memory that have now left the consciousness itself free, across two continents, and now two counties.
Moving on … on this journey one more time from Devon to Somerset to begin the final chapter of our life this time round, which we have on good authority could be our last to this small globe in space.
Carrying on with editing the Book chapter by chapter, currently on chapter twenty of thirty-six, so plenty to keep us occupied; as if packing, moving and unpacking and getting the place straight was not enough, with a little help from our family and friends.
No surprise that our new home, where this final chapter will play out, has naturally taken the name of, Chapter House. So, we move from Chalice Cottage to Chapter House, a touch medieval about this move it seems, quite fitting for these two old codgers, harking back to both our pasts in this and other lifetimes.
No more feelings of the self-imposed exiles, but back with and closer to a loving family and certainly looking forward to being closer to all members of the family in the equally beautiful county and I must say, more beautiful town where some of the family already reside.
Wish us luck in our new scriptorium, from which no doubt you will hear more of the journey of Hanukah, in poetry and prose.
Wishing all, safe and fruitful journeys, Hanukah & the Angel