Well, the last “amen” has sounded and I’m off for a week in the sun.
I love packing. It is intriguing to see what are the essentials of my life. The first and most essential travel good is Cooper. That one I have covered. Next on the choosing roster is books. Anticipating the perfect reads for unstructured time is a romp. I almost always pillage a book store while away, since books bought in exotic places seem even more delicious. But, leaving home without companion reads is unthinkable. Next in importance are what it is I will wear that will free and bless. Given that I am expecting to live with the maximum amount of sun on my skin, the clothes aspect is easy: not much.
Get-to-know yourself gurus talk a lot about what it is we pack in the bag that is our life. Vacations bring that whole issue to the front line. As for me, what I pack for vacation is magnification of what I am blessed to live in my life.
I live in the company of people who remind me who I am. I live in the company of ideas and poetry given voice by others. I live in the company of my own being and I adorn it as I choose. That’s life.
I live. For the next week or so, I will live in the blow of the wind and the warm of the sun. I want for every pore to be open. Not just on vacation, but through every day I am blessed to live.