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Soon: Home Sweet Home

By Shavawn Berry @ShavawnB

Since I last had a spare minute to write, life's loaded me inside a metaphorical cannon and shot me into open space.

Everything's happening so fast.

When I look at my life these days, I see nothing but a smear of color whizzing by.

I see myself flying through stars, sky, clouds.

I hover over green fields and roads into wildness.

It's terrifying and exhilarating and exhausting and inspiring.


It's T-minus 19 days until I get the keys to my new house.

It's really happening.

Despite some snags with inspections, the purchase of the house hurtles on. I have my flight reserved. I have a place to stay prior to closing. I've set up a rental cargo van to transport my critters and mother to our new digs.

I'm eating off paper plates and sitting on my hands in disbelief.


Mountains of boxes are stacked everywhere.

There's mess and detritus strewn throughout the rental house where I currently live. I busily email and text my new students while I pack and plan, make phone calls and sign papers.

It's been clear for a while now that this era of my life is coming to a close.

For a long time, it didn't feel possible. Or even real.

But the screeching whir of change is here, hacking away at the old life.

I am being sculpted into someone I don't recognize. Still, I realize I know her intimately. She's always been here.


Another door opens on a place from my dreams.

Outside, a sun shower, as apples gently drop from a tree.

I dig in the pungent soil and plant seeds in unruly rows. I clip sunflowers.

Light spatters the adobe walls near me.

I have a key on a red ribbon around my neck.

I finally have the key.

I hear a voice that says, "Follow your heart, dear one," as I push the gate open to the back yard, and walk in. It's full of trees and songbirds and light.


First, you imagine the change.

Then, you see it.

Then, you start to feel what it would be like to live in that place you imagine.

Then, suddenly, you're there.

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