Saturday, 18 August 2007
At least ''our'' old cat still recognizes me! The normally aloof Steena returned to a couch-hiding, hand-nipping, stealthy playful kitten who I helped raise, a couple years before.
Thursday, 16 August 2007
The unexpected has happened! I'm culture shocked! The Swedes seem so alien. I remember feeling so at home, but I've changed and I'm no longer in a relationship, so what was supposed to me a sort of ''home-coming'' is actually quite like being a stranger in a strange land. Is it that I'm just being older, less adaptable, malleable, too cozy in the nearly two years living safely within Canada/USA.
Its a time to learn, though. How to deal with ambiguous situations? How to extend myself, now retract into comfortable escapes...
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
In Washago I’m mixing old pastimes with new interests. Bridge jumping, climbing hand over hand up 20 m high steal scaffolding, to plunge into the limey
Suddenly, familiar places assume an adventurous allure. I’ve picked up the bird bug and it helps me transition from Alaska/Fish and Wildlife Service to humble
And so it goes.
Thursday, 2 August 2007
I'm bored. The canoe blew away. Shorkeling on riverine systems is nothing to compare with the Pacific northwest. I haven't met up with any friends yet. I read obsessively about birds, watch bird programs, to ease the transition I suppose. Really, I should be studying swedish and planning for that whole new life.
Perhaps I'll hitchhike to Lake Ontario and catch some arctic familiars on their migration south.