Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Henry and Gretta taking in the view 
and sharing a moment at our  "bit of earth"
this past weekend.

Spring break is over, Gretta has gone back to school.
I'm in Cincinnati, finishing up two days of interviews
for our search, (dressed up!) and full of ideas.
It's been great fun, and I love this work...
but I'm feeling very far away from our rural dream.

This living between two worlds... is so odd.
(A big blessing and a little curse.)
The plan keeps changing and adjusting to reality,
but I try to keep the compass pointing north.

I wonder, dear readers, what sage advice you might have for me.
How do you work at a dream and have patience, too?


  1. I really do not know karen, I only can say go on and don't forget you dream!
    BTW I have a giveaway on my blog

  2. Patience is my biggest struggle. I want what I want and I want it now! Oh dear.... Let me know when you learn the solution:)

  3. you just keep keeping on until you get there

  4. I want an oompa-loompa NOOOWWWWW! Sorry i couldn't resist. We have had the same struggle in waiting and waiting to buy a house, but that will turn out very well for us in the end I think. Maybe sometimes things take longer than we think so that we appreciate them more when we finally get there!

  5. Karen, for 8 long years I waited to return to my beloved Massachusetts when we lived on Long Island. Jobs (for my husband) came and went, our home was on the market 3 different times, sales fell through, 9/11 happened and I thought we would never get here. I learned a lot about patience, hope and resilience. We finally made it and I was able to be close to my parents before they passed away, my husband got the best job of his life, and I found a supportive artistic community. I think flexibility and resilience got me through. I know you'll be more grateful than ever when you finally get to your Bit of Earth.

  6. karen, although you might not match this with me, one of my secret mantras has always been "all things come to those who wait..." i really believe your goal will be reached and so well deserved. xo, tqoe