It’s my first evening alone in my new home.
Just me and the ocean and the mourning doves. Oh, and the dog and two cats, of course.
No need to cook dinner, snacks will do. The upcoming weekend plans have radically simplified, so there’s no need to prep, to pack, to clean. (The Guy did a bunch of cleaning today, I can see that. So we’re good.)
I water the plants, and take photos from new angles. I stand on the cliff’s edge, watching the pelicans fly home, and let my shoulders drop as the waves crash in. No need to hold the world up.
Sometimes I wonder what I am doing, why I am here. In this place, in this life. Do you ever wonder that, or do you know the answer, without question?
Tonight I listen to the ocean, and the doves, and it all feels right.
Oh my, I needed this.