I don’t just love nature - I have a spiritual and physical need to live immersed in it. When I am not, I am homesick, heartsick”
(Merk, 2008, p. 92).
When my former husband and I decided to move out of Vancouver we knew that the decision of where we would go was too complex for us: we both needed to find homes and work in the same community. So, once we made the decision to leave, we let go of where and left it up to the universe to decide for us. A month later my former husband received a call from a family oriented, successful company in Terrace wanting him to join their team of professionals. He commenced negotiations and I practiced having an open mind...
                    I envisioned moving east or west but NEVER ever contemplated moving north!
                                Six months later we both had work in Terrace and we were packing up.
I recount this story because, after living here a year, I can’t imagine anywhere I’d rather be at this time in my life. Terrace is the perfect place for us right now. Remarkably, after being here a year, Terrace seems too big and crowded! I hope, one day, to buy some land by a river and live in peaceful coexistence with all living things. I imagine growing food, picking berries, fishing, writing, teaching, researching, composing, creating...
    this is my dream...
         I will leave it to the universe.
A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
                                                        Henry David Thoreau