Friday, July 14, 2006
After two days of driving north (mostly on I-5) with Zuma, I am finally here at Whidbey Island. As always, it is blessedly peaceful and beautiful here. The little studio house is simple and comfortable - everything we need is here, but not much extra. The lake outside is a constantly changing source of natural beauty. It shimmers and ripples in the changing light of the day, and there are so many birds everywhere that it is a continuous feast for the eyes. Zuma and I have already been to the beach, to her great delight, and will go again today for the minus tide, the best time to be there when the beaches are vast and empty and full of enticing tide pools. Yes, this is heaven! Even the alarming and depressing world headlines seem to be happening a million miles away. At least I can cling to that illusion for a few days, even though I know there is no truth to it - sigh.