My partner and I moved to Swannanoa, NC, 2 1/2 weeks ago. I can’t tell you the joy that this statement brings me. When I was in college, we used to go on retreats at Bonclarken in the mountains of North Carolina. Even though the move has caused untold amounts of stress, and we haven’t really gotten a chance to meet people and make ourselves at home, I feel as if I have found the place I’m supposed to be and always have been.
I look out and see the mountains from our front deck and breathe a deep sigh of peace. We can hear birds sing and the crickets at night. The most annoying sound I ever hear is the sound of a train late at night, but now that I’m getting used to it, even that is soothing.
More as we continue to settle and hopefully find the home we’ve always dreamed of.