A Little R&R — 4 Comments

  1. I dream of beaches… Portland is grey and windy… Enjoy, relax, travel so very well..
    Love Love More Love Love,

  2. Wow – how amazing. I guess world travel isn’t too scary after all. I’m not sure who brainwashed me into believing that it was too risky to travel far away. I’ve been to China of course and to Europe but that is for the weak and meek compared to what you are doing. What an amazing experience for you both.

    And I will always remember when you came to visit and said, “All our possessions are in the van”. Now THAT is a real hippie. Not the big fake kind. None of this talk of going to one Dead show in Eugene in 1989 and being so stoned that you lost your friends – while simultaneously dreaming about your next hand bag purchase.
    I met an interesting person on the plane from Portland to SF a few weeks ago. He recommended a book about “Tidying Up” by a Japanese author who talks about only keeping things that you have a connection to – if you don’t connect to it in some way, get rid of it. If a memory does not pop up for example, throw it out. What? My life is filled with stuff and the fear that someone might take my stuff. It may even be stressful. Even though my ultimate goal is to live more simply in a smaller prefab house without a ton of stuff (or handbags), I need to readjust to this way of thinking. Enough about me, let’s talk about me some more 🙂
    Cheers to a happ, adventurous and healthy 2015. Come visit so I can get my REAL fix 🙂
    Love you both.

    • That sounds like an interesting book, Em. I’ll have to check it out.

      I remember the first time I went to Guatemala, in the mid-80s. I came back not feeling sorry for people who didn’t have as much stuff as I did, but realizing I had a lot more stuff than I needed.

      There are many schemes for lightening up, but the common presumption is that the best things in life…aren’t things.