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Carolyn and I are on a getaway to Victoria, BC. It is a lovely city, a sunny day but cold outside – 30 degrees.
A getaway! An interesting term, isn’t it?
It’s not so much that we are getting away from something bad. We actually have a nice life in Edmonds. We have a lovely condo, enough food, warm clothes, gas in our automobiles – all the necessary attributes we love.
We just felt the need to do this. It’s been a long and hard six months since my first hospital stay in October and the discovery of my need for heart bypass.
Perhaps, this is our retreat. We are, at the moment, sitting in front of our hotel window enjoying the bay view. Carolyn has her bare feet in the window, we’re both sipping our Starbucks and it’s quiet here.
We’re not escaping anything. We’re coming to a quiet place for a couple of days. It is a place of change, of beauty and of nothing on our agenda except what we choose.
Later today we will visit Butchart Gardens and enjoy High Tea. We will stroll, we will drive and admire the sights, we will eat some highly rated Italian food, we will laugh and talk, listen to audio books, and just ‘get away’.
Hope you do the same sometime. Your mind and body really need this calming moment.
This is my morning reflection.
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