I haven’t put pen to paper (so to speak) for a week. I’ve just been too tired. I’ve hired an interior designer to prep my home for listing on June 25 and to help me create great spaces in my future condo in Belmont. Jane and I have been working full speed ahead to declutter in a major way. There have been loads for an auction company, one for a donation centre and two for the dump. Wow. Jody and I accumulated so much stuff in thirty years. Objects that were important to her, me or us now don’t hold meaning … and so I let them go. It’s a cleansing. A new start. But still infused with the spirit of my lovely wife.
I feel guilty for not writing, but I’ve always considered guilt to be a useless emotion. So bye bye to that too.
Tomorrow I fly. First to Vancouver for four days of exploring my old haunts. And then another plane will take me to Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands). I’ll get on a tall ship and sail amid the islands for eight days. Oh my goodness, I’m really doing this. Good for me. Humpback whales, an infinity of birds and Haida elders.
I think I’ll be a different person by the end of my trip, or maybe just a deeper Bruce.
There’s no Internet on the ship and I’ve decided not to take my laptop to Vancouver. So another period of not communicating spreads out before me. I’ll resume my blog during the week of June 20. I hope you’ll tune in.