Wednesday, 15 June 2011
From Home To Home.
I gazed out the window and said a reflective fond farewell to British Columbia. The plane took off from Vancouver airport at 5:00 P.M on Saturday, June 11. After a nine hour flight and the advancement of eight time zones, we landed at Manchester airport at 10:00 A.M., on Sunday, June 12. Where the heck had the weekend gone?
For five weeks I left my own routine to to be involved in the routine of two remarkable people. Two people who have been beset with unimaginable adversity. I did my very best to be there for my friends. My own life was put on hold. The passion I have to write was set aside for another time. Yet I know that through the deeply profound and inspirational experiences that we shared, that we embraced, my ongoing quest to be a better man, moved one step closer to a more compassionate reality. I want the mixed emotions, the joy and the despair, to be conveyed through the power and the wonder of the written word.
I'm exhausted yet elated. I'm tired, but I cannot sleep. Jet lag has left me with a feeling of surreality. I look around my English home and wonder if the last five weeks were just a dream. Did my trip back to Canada, my other home, really happen? And I realise that it was very real and very raw. I challenged, once again my anxiety, my overwhelming sense of being stupid and knew that no judgement was made of me.
I shall be doing a few postings of a time that will be etched in my heart and soul, forever. I have been humbled and I'm even more grateful for all the good that is part of my life. I have watched, with great admiration, two people who could easily be overwhelmed by a negative environment. And somehow, despite it all, they continue to seek and cherish all that's positive in life. Heather and Wayne, the next few postings, I dedicate to you.
And thus from home to home. On a misty mid-June early English morn, I reflect upon my life and understand that changes in our lives do not happen until we are sincere with ourselves.
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