Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Well, we're pretty excited here in The 'Kan this morning. Our old gardening buddy, Ken, is moving here from the East Coast. We LOVE Ken and his wife, Andrea. They've traveled extensively, garden profusely, and are two people who take time to savor and cherish life. We don't know alot of folks like them. And now they will be here. They are going to move here. People do this; we don't know why.

Five or six years ago, I got a call from my good friend, Robbie. Hello, says she, I'm here in The 'Kan, househunting. Took a job a the university, now staying with a colleague, waiting for school to start. Turns out the colleague lives a short walk down the corner and around a bit. Robbie buys herself a house, settles into her new job, and becomes a full-fledged member of the community, living life in The 'Kan.

Rob, says I every now and again, you've lived in a garden spot of the WORLD, Santa Barbara, California, for thirty years. Ya got the quintessential fabulous California bungalow; yer spoiled by sunny days and starry nights; ya've got the beach, the hills, the flora, the restaurants, why would ya leave any of this?

Simple, says she. The 'Kan calls. I love The 'Kan.

We're still trying to figure that out.

A BIG shout out to Ken and Andrea, who have uncommon courage in pursuing their dreams and savoring and cherishing life to its fullest. Welcome. You will bless us here.

The 'Kan EWA

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