"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Lately, my husband and I have been dreaming of a home by the water, nothing fancy, just a small, cozy place with a small cozy kitchen, a deck and a million dollar view of the sunset over the bay.
I gaze at other homes, the exact ones I want to live in with the exact paint and fish scale siding. I ponder their boats, in their own slips and wait - isn't that an antennae for wireless internet on the roof of that boat?
I could spend my days sunning, taking cooling dips into the water when the sun gets too bright, grill my veggie burger and top it with blue cheese, and write for Vision and Verb. Every day of the rest of my life.
At sundown my handsome husband would bring me a cold glass of Chardonney in stemware I purchase in Prague because even though my house is smaller, I still need all of my treasures from other lands and the memories that go with them.
Before all this can happen, I still need to fulfill my other committments - the ones that tug at my heart and my hands. I still need to give of myself, my work, my resources. It's what makes this life that I love.
I understand. I'm patient. And I still have a lot to give before I can get. I understand.