PART ONE OF OUR MOVE TO AUSTRALIA | THE PACKING + PREPARING PROCESS
recorded on September 21, 2013 -
we're so busy packing. the house is stuffed with cracked cardboard boxes and worn suitcases, piled and pushed into the side of the living room near where the yellow light spills from the small lamp. true is talking with daddy. her lip pushes into a moon shape, a happy crescent, and she smiles. skyping with uncle gerry and aunt stephanie is on the agenda and the big white looming screen encapsulates my vision and soon i'll see stephanie's round jubilant face, her hands perched under her chin, smiling and questioning us 'what route will you take' and 'be safe' and we will laugh under our breaths and release casual words echoing 'it will be all right.' and 'it will be good'. i anticipate our move, but still, somehow within the corners of my heart nostalgia and a yearning for 'home' lurks. nonetheless, let it begin.
PS moving hasn't exactly given me the time to blog post, so i've missed blogging so, incredibly much but i'm happy to be back again.