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Today, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year in the U.S. People are leaving their Thanksgiving celebration destinations after time spent with family, friends and significant others. We are traveling by car, airplane, bus, train, RV and by foot and by bicycle. Despite, traffic jams, canceled flights, standing-room-only trains, one thing is certain, we are, most of us, sure of our destinations. We will get where we are going at least in the physical sense. Home. For some, however, the journey never ends, There are folks who never arrive mentally and spiritually anywhere. They are constantly in motion. They are always going, doing, emailing, using Social Media, directing, worrying, moving, gossipping. Stopping or even slowing down is not part of their inner journey. Peace for them is a foreign destination. Their road to inner harmony is roadblocked or delayed by their need for constant excitement. Often, they offer you a ride or a free ticket to join them in their insanity. Don’t get on that plane! Don’t join folks on the journey to nowhere. Wherever you travel, you can choose peace as your destination.
Change. It’s so hard. It’s not just the fear factor, it’s being uncomfortable – even if it’s only temporary. Still, it is always a good when we can adapt to change, hard as it often might be, with a smile, a sigh and just a bit of enthusiasm. There’s an amazing song on one of Quincy Jones albums, “Everything Must Change, ” sung by James Ingram. It describes the uncertainty and the promise of change.
The weather is turning cooler, the leaves are still falling from the trees. Those of us who live on the East Coast have turned back our clocks to welcome daylight a little earlier.
Already stores have begun displaying Christmas decorations. Thanksgiving is next week.
In just about an hour, Koko, the domestic shorthair will be back at Crazy Cat Lady’s residence in Philadelphia. We had a grand time and I will miss Koko as my secre-cat. For those who read this blog regularly, you know that Koko likes to sit on my lap while I write.
Of course, I will miss her but it’s time for her to go home and for me to change my routine a bit.
Koko, I know, will be all right. So will I.
Jean Claude and Koko have had quite a time during the holiday season. First helping me to decorate, including supervising getting the decorations out of my garage. Then of course playing hide and seek under the Christmas tree. Yes, I brave it. Getting a live tree every year, plus so far they’ve only pulled one decoration off the tree – a gold colored cloth decoration shaped in a heart. This photo was too funny to resist.
CCL and I have hit the road “over the river” and through Pennsylvania for family Thanksgiving dinner. Tradition, family and love. Just passed a herd of cows. Years ago my parents took my sister and me on road trips. My mom would have us count the cows on our sides of the car. Whoever got the biggest tally would win some candy. If you passed a graveyard it meant your tally was wiped out and you had to start over.