Personal, Switzerland

Patience

I am so excited. I don’t know if I will be able to sleep much tonight, while ali finishes his last night shift for three weeks!!! We leave tomorrow morning to fly to NYC via Dublin. We pick up a rental car at JFK and drive 665 miles, approximately 10 hours and 15 minutes, according to Yahoo maps, that should be in snow free weather — of which I hear there is none. I know that Michigan has been getting dumped with snow, so I assume much of the midwest will have a nice layer for our journey.

Sometimes I can be so impatient. I wanted to get Vegetarian shoes, so we went to the Natural Shoe Store at Covent Gardens and I walked out with a pair of leather boots made of very natural ingredients, animal ingredients. I had confused the store with another store and there I was at the counter purchasing leather boots. So it goes.

I was impatient to get to London to see ali. And now here I am and it’s already time to get on to the next leg of our journey. We’ve cuddled and slept through the sunlit hours of the day and I’ve been content as well as have chased my cold away by catching up on sleep. And such is the bliss of doing nothing but feeling like it is everything and exactly where I want to be. In this moment. And all of those weeks alone disappear and fade into the back of my mind, because here I am, right next to the one I want to be with. The One.

I am impatient to get to America and see my family. I just spoke briefly to my nephew Logan and I love him so much. I can’t wait to share my family with ali. He has heard so many stories, and has been patient with me in listening to details that are much more amusing to aunts and grandmothers.

I get impatient about the future and having to be apart from ali, working at a job that is less than fulfilling, while also being away from friends and family. I am working towards a change. We are working towards a future together. And, so, in order to get from one place to the next, the middle point is sometimes blurred by things that we must do, even if we don’t want to. And what ever happened to balance and living in the NOW? Get back on the yoga mat, I keep reminding myself.

We have been studying fables at school for the past two weeks and the children had to come up with the moral or the lesson at the end of each story I read them after lunch. One girl rang out with “You can’t always get what you want…” But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you neeeed. Oh yeah. Thank you Rolling Stones. Mantra of my life.

So, now I have to settle in with some patience while waiting for my mom to call me back and for the hours to pass until I will be meeting ali at Stratford station and then heading on out to Heathrow. Oh yeah. Getting what I need. Some lovin.

and thank you ali for being patient with my impatience

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