Wednesday, July 27, 2011


A good friend of mine is moving house the same day we are.  She and I couldn't be more different and yet we couldn't be more the same.  

She is 13 years my junior, has never been married, and has no kids.  And yet we laughed yesterday when I was trying to explain my feelings around this whole moving situation and she said, "Anita we are on the same exact trajectory...we couldn't be any closer - you do not have to explain yourself to me!"  

It's nice to have someone trudging the same road as you.  We are each other's cheerleader and each other's shoulder depending on who is more bat-shit crazy at the moment.  

She smokes cigarettes and muses, "how did I end up here?"  and I suck on a diet coke and answer, "I don't know...."

Lest you think these moves for us are "good" ones, they're really not.  Not in the sense of "yippee!  we're moving!" because usually that means moving up; and in this case we're both moving down....down-sizing is the polite term I guess.

We've both been getting rid of shit.  Craigslist is a godsend though loading people's cars with my far-too-long-held possessions is bittersweet.  Glad to get cash in my hand, yet scared of letting go. 

I remarked yesterday that it's quite amazing how little one actually needs.  One man's trash...; out with the old...;

And life goes on.

If I haven't commented on your blog lately, forgive me.  This is taking a lot of my time and energy! 

These photos which really have nothing to do with anything, are from HERE and HERE.  I just like all of them.


  1. I'm thinking of you and sending light and energy for a smooth transition. Isn't wonderful to have someone who understands? Nothing better. XOXO

  2. Pull-eese! No apologies necessary! The little purple nude will hold me for at least a couple of weeks. Moving is lame but a new space is exciting!

  3. I totally understand!! Moving is tough going up or down!! I'll be thinking of you! Oh and love the pictures!!

  4. I'm so glad you have a companion through this. You're in my thoughts. This is Kendall, by the way. I can't post comments from my home computer.

  5. Moving is hard, purging is hard but when it's all done you will feel like a new woman! You will feel lighter and only surrounded by the things you really love. That is a wonderful thing. I'm sending you all kinds of good thoughts while the work gets done!

  6. You are so calm everyday..let me know if I can help in anyway.


  7. Such a lovely post, Anita...hope all going okay :)
    It's great to have a friend to share with...where would we be without our friends to go through the good and the not so good with...keep smiling!

  8. Anita all of your blogs are better than great. THIS was the (IMO) the greatest of the great/ So very real!
    "These photos which really have nothing to do with anything" & to me they lots to say about everything, anywhichaway your perception leads you:)
    love you LOTS


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