Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

August 24, 2009

we are staying here

Some of you know and some don't that we applied this summer to serve at the Baha'i World Centre in Haifa, Israel. They were looking for computer programmers and friends urged Billy to send in his resume. He did and the adventure began as we suddenly imagined ourselves mobile and international and with big changes in our future. The end of that chapter is that they said no, but that's fine. Wise gardeners prune their plants so that they will grow more fully in a different direction, so we have only to go forward and other adventures will await. It was really exciting to imagine the girls growing up multilingual and to suddenly feel totally detached from all our material possessions. I didn't care if all we had fit into a suitcase. Get rid of it all! Who needs it? Start over! The repetition in my life brings me down so much sometimes that it feels like I'm encased in a clay shell and I can hardly feel a thing. But this drastic idea of such a huge change cracked that shell and I had the feeling that I could shrug it off and just be raw and new and develop in whole new ways that I never thought I could before. That, in itself, was such a blessing and more than compensates for the endless forms and the month of waiting to hear. The waiting was hard, though, I must say. I don't wait well.

Anyways, that chapter is done, but it opened my eyes to so many more possibilities of places we could go and opportunities that are right here around me. So, I highly recommend it. Trying for something completely crazy and exciting and big. The experience is well worth it.

Posted by Bahiyyih at August 24, 2009 01:07 AM

Well said! Bahiyyih, let's go on a purging adventure together! I have big ideas about detachment but it is so much easier to let go of things and stuff with accompaniment.

Posted by: heidi at August 24, 2009 10:02 PM

Dear one, I celebrate your newness, whatever the event that brought it about. And what an event! From the outside, it looked as though you were waiting with perfect patience. Sorry Nana Camp was so short and not quite the pleasant distraction that it could have been. All my love to you.

Posted by: Nana at September 4, 2009 09:01 AM