This is part of Lake Hodges, it’s a dry lake bed right now which happens regularly. The vegetation that grows without the water is amazing and forms it’s own patterns and beauty. In less than one week when I drive by there I’ll think of the walk Dad, Kadee and I took here in what seemed like just yesterday. Kadee will be settling into a new place, a time difference of three hours away.
It would take me one day and sixteen hours to drive nonstop to her according to Google. I can’t wait to see the new things she’s seeing, meet the people she surrounds herself with, eat at the places she has found to be her favorites, walk the sidewalks she walks, visit the farmers’ market in the square outside her windows, hear all about her residency and the impact she has on her patient’s lives and how they’ve changed her life. I’m planning on happily racking up a lot of flying miles.
Mom and I were wondering which one is more difficult, the leaving or the staying behind. You’re still seeing and doing the same things, only you feel and see them differently, all the while aware that someone is missing from that picture. While she is establishing new routines and what will soon be familiar to her, carving out a space for herself in this new place. Oh thank goodness for phones, Skype, iphones, email, snail mail, instagram and all the things that will keep us connected 2,676 miles apart until those times when we are 0 miles apart.
Lake Hodges Bridge / Escondido, CA