It’s been so long, WordPressers … twenty days actually. Some of my absence was out of my hands – there’s no Internet within the wilds of Haida Gwaii. Still I’ve been home for almost a week and no digit has touched a key. I’ve had so much to say and so little willingness to say it. Strange.
Certainly, there are the seasons of a life. In 2015, I was X. In 2016, it’s more like X – Y + Z. And that’s okay.
I went to B.C. with my tiny Nikon camera, knowing that I would chronicle my adventures. On Day 2, I took a cool skyward shot of the ivy that covers the Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver. And that was it. Both before and during my tall ship trip, I kept seeing awesome photo ops but always the answer was “No”. “Let go of the recording, Bruce. Just be in this moment. A year from now, you may forget most of the Haida Gwaii happenings, and that’s all right. The conversations, the whales, the eagles may slip away from conscious thought, but they will have seeped inside in some mysterious manner. And they will always be with you.”
I listened to that voice. Over the next few days, I’ll share marvels with you. I guess that having them show up in my blog means that in 2031 I can look back on my journey, but still there is a great big letting go.
See you tomorrow.