Thank yous

May 31, 2010

the last two days have been incredibly demanding physically, Incredibly rewarding on the human side of things.

My friends came to help.  I could have never done it without them.  Starting on ..what day was that… I am so tired, I can’t say what day that was, but there they are : Chris, you are so amazing, so solid, so always there for me.  You blow my mind.  Erika, you came and washed my sinks and my shower and smiled your beautiful smile!  Mary, you came on your lone day off in your week to clean my kitchen cabinets!  Jean and Derek, for everything, for keeping an eye on me, for bringing me dinner when I am about to fall down.  To Geoff my mechanic who got my bike ready for the trip, to Pelham for fixing the car window and bringing it back here when I needed it.  For France, for trying so hard… For Ted for coming through, for being there and for being a true heart.  For Patricia who just showed up and helped all day at the garage sale and even bought stuff, you are beautiful.  For Karen at the garage sale, Howard and Hana who were so beautiful and supportive.  David, you carried oh.. about 800 pounds of sculpted stone with me with love and care and helped me set them up…  Vicky who opened her heart and her lobby to me and my stone horses, I stand amazed.

Who am I forgetting… My mind is mush…

To all the people from Craigslist who came and bought part of my past.  There was affinity between us because we love the same things.  It was an incredible experience and so inspiring.  To the guy from BCAA who came and retrieved my keys when I locked them in the car a few nights ago, thanks for the cosmic talk. For Russ the mechanic who fixed my van and got it going, what a joy.

It’s been full of magic, and as my fatigue grew and the needs came every single one of you appeared and saved me.

There has been only one cloud in all of this stuff and I am aiming to understand it and fix it.  J & MC : I am trying to get to the truth.

A bit more clean up in the house, a bit more packing in the van, turning off this giant computer and packing it, tearing down the desk it sits on.

I still have the car to sell…  the van to bring to Surrey, a painting to deliver, tires to get rid of, then on to packing my bags for the trip.  I traded a Queen size, pillow top Masterpiece mattress for an air pad that measures about 8 inches by 6 all folded up.

I can’t wait and I also really need some sleep…  but back to work I go.  It must be done.

5 days to go

May 28, 2010

Today was dump day.

Got the old GMC fired up and we rode over to the Vancouver municipal dump.  All sorts of stuff went, from and old counter top to a sculpture stand, old broken flower pots, bags of soundproof insulation, all little ties from past doingness coming to die in this stinky pit.   All their shopping mall glory  gone as they await the bulldozer’s blade.

There are 5 more days before taking the road.  There is so much to do still, it’s dizzying.

Stuff can  seem so important, then you start letting it go and it becomes utterly insignificant.

Of course the motorbike does not count as mere stuff… The Suzuki needs one more thing : the Speedometer cable, so I know how fast I’m really going…

I have some anxiety too about leaving behind my guitars… but we all know guitars are people, not things.

Slowly but surely I am erasing all traces of my passage in this house that was my home.  Gotta keep packing.

With the beginning of the is blog I say bonjour and au revoir….

This blog will be the witness to my motorcycle journey zig zagging the continent.  There is no plan.  I sold everything I own but my guitars and sculpture tools and the old GMC.

I am moving towards life.