Goodbye, but just for a little while. We’ll return safe & sound but we will be changed. We will be new. We will have grown in ways yet to be determined. We will grow together. The possibilities are infinite and we are going to embrace it all.
We will miss you.
We are happy.
Love, Star Fin
Spending my last few days packing up all of my clothes and shoes and little odds and ends. Boy I’m going to miss walking to my closet and picking out something to wear, actually having choices that go beyond the 7 articles of clothing I’ll have with me. At the same time I welcome having fewer choices, less laundry and not having to be concerned with what I’m going to wear today! I’m also trying to sell the last few of my possessions I’m willing to part with. It’s hard letting go of stuff. I don’t know why when really it’s just the memories attached to that stuff that we don’t want to release. We can hold on to memories. Keep them safe and sound in our minds for all time. Even coming to that conclusion, I can’t bear to part with my book collection or my Brad Nack painting. Screw it, they’re staying.
Hoping to get some time in with Family and friends before the weekend is over. The infamous and oh so eccentric Santa Barbara Solstice celebration is happening here this weekend so that’s keeping most of my friends pretty entertained. That’s all right because we have High Sierra Music Festival coming up this week so we will have plenty of time over that four days in the beautiful Quincy Mountains to just be together. My favorite festival of the year and though the line up is not as good as last year (only my personal opinion of course) it’s still promises to be an amazing time. Looking forward to My Morning Jacket, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Gillian Welch. Maybe after seeing Ween live I’ll have more to say about them.
I think we’ve decided our first stop after High Sierra. I know of a beautiful free campground there. Guess where it is….
Right now it seems like there is not much news to post, but at the same time there is soo much happening here to prepare for our adventure. I couldn’t really grasp how connected we have become to this town until we decided to runaway to a life on the road. There is the obvious step of dealing with all the material things we have accumulated here in Santa Barbara. From clothes to appliances everything must be sold, gifted or stored. Then there are the more emotional connections with friends, loved ones and business associates that we must somehow transform to more distant forms of communication or say goodbye.
We know and love soo many people in this town which we have come to call home, how do you say goodbye to everyone? The truth is we may never see some of them again. This may or may not be a bad thing depending on the person. All in all we will miss each and everyone of our friends here and if we don’t get to say goodbye know this. One day when the time is right our paths will meet again and that day will be beautiful.
I love you Santa Barbara.
Remember the last thing Dorothy said to the Scarecrow? ” I think I’m going to miss you the most” That’s how I feel about you. Every time I think about leaving you, I shed another tear. I’ve been reminiscing about all of the amazing times we’ve had. Camping, long road trips, sailing, summer days spent lazing on the beach.We’ve been very close and though you’ve never said it in so many words, I know you Love me as much as I love you.
Other than the challenges facing me this week, I am excited. I’m happy, I’m anxious. I think I’m pretty much running the entire gamut of human emotions right now.
Six days. We leave in Six days! In Six days I will be leaving you and I think I’m going to miss you the most.
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.”
- Sai Baba
Counting the days till we make like a tree and leave. Every time I think about leaving something comes to mind that I need to do before we leave. Move stuff here buy stuff there… I will rest easy when everything is ready for us to hit the road. Suzanne take me down to the river and feed me tea and oranges!