Saw this sign on walk home from work.
but a little sad too.
Said goodbye today to the last long time
It is the end of an era and I felt it.
Did some errands.
Talked to a good friend.
Talked to my Orthoman.
I have lots to do.
The first night back in Ottawa
I had a troubled dream about moving
suddenly and wanting to go back to my apartment
for treasures I was worried that I left there.
The long time library employee and I talked about
grieving the loss but
also seeing what there is to be gained
in what comes next.
There is loss in this transition in my life
but also gain.
New life, new ways to serve, people to love.
Another library colleague told me I am half
in my new location already.
This is true.
Ottawa is already becoming a place I am leaving
and not a place I am living or
preparing to stay and live in;
I am slowly letting go.
It is not easy
but it is good and right.