Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, October 18, 2013


I think one of the things I love best about traveling is deciding what to take and what to leave behind. I like the idea that I can carry all I need in one or two small bags and be content with so much less than I have on a day to day basis.

This trip is an especially sweet one because I'm traveling with my youngest daughter and we are headed to my oldest daughter's home. My girls are 24 and 29, and these days I rarely get to see them both at the same time. Truthfully, I don't get to see them nearly enough even one at a time. Meredith lives in Brooklyn, and is working and going to graduate school, and while Melissa may live in the same area I do, we both work a lot and have other obligations and I feel lucky if I see her once a week. So this trip is a gift.

The fact that we are all going to Rhinebeck together this weekend is the icing on the cake. Meredith and I are both knitters; she began knitting about a year after I started, and while Melissa doesn't knit, she is a crafter, and very creative. She is looking forward to the prospect of being around such a large community of crafters and she is particularly interested in seeing all the animals.

I plan on taking lots of photos, as usual, and rest assured, I will share them here. I just hope I can take enough pictures to make time slow down this weekend. Because I want to enjoy this gift of a trip as long as I can.



  1. Spending time with your daughters will be great. I hope you have a fabulous time. I cherish my memories of all the time I spent with my mother. I lost her to cancer at an early age of 65, so enjoy each other's company while you can. I enjoy reading your blog!

  2. I hope you are having a wonderful time!