Each time I return from one of my solitary trips, I wonder if it will be the last. I want to keep traveling, but at age 75 I am beginning to accept that issues of stamina and health will eventually slow me down. Regardless, in response to the question the Brothers of Saint John the Evangelist asked in their Lenten series, I can say, “Yes, I am content; I have enough.”
Another area that I’ve come to terms with is a fantasy to live abroad, particularly in Florence or on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Again, “I am content. I have enough.” I can do God’s work NOW, wherever I find myself, not where I think I’d like to be.
* If you want to know why I say finally, check out my cottagebythesea blog.
P.S. I’m posting this the day after I got home.