i’ve been feeling a bit disconnected lately. a bit distant. if you can believe it, i’m still adjusting to the move, the changes, the new job, everything. i have not yet connected to this place, and i keep wondering when i will finally feel at home.
i am a bit homesick, especially now that i know autumn has arrived in the northwest. here, the colors haven’t arrived yet, and i wonder if they will. it’s still terribly sunny and warm here. we’ve been here for 10 weeks and virtually no rain. can you believe it? everyday is sunny. maybe a small amount of fog in the mornings and that’s it. sunshine. everyday. seriously, i can’t believe i’m expressing dissatisfaction with the gorgeous weather of california, but once you’ve made a connection with the rainy northwest climate, you really do start to miss it.
lucky for me, i’m going home to portland on tuesday for an entire week, and i couldn’t be more excited about it. i hope this trip will rejuvenate me, inspire me, and give me enough creative energy to last through the holidays. i am so looking forward to seeing my dear friends, making new friends at art and soul, not to mention all that i’m going to learn at this retreat. oh, and there will be many visits to all my old favorite restaurants, neighborhoods, shops. and i’ll be sure to drive down NE 38th street to see all the canopied maple trees that i’m sure are bright, bright, bright as yellow.