Link here for a post about the thyroid "The Butterfly Gland" written on Vardo for Two in December, 2008.
We are very grateful to our friends for their willingness to be our first encampment. There were rough edges to the process, and we pray time and forgiveness heals any lingering wounds. We hitched up Bernadette, the Dodge, in September, 2009 and the journey to find community continued.
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The photographs below show the evolving nature of our life in the woods of South Whidbey Island
2010-2017. We have shared land with another couple, two women who have become like family. With a nest for rest and recovery on a regular basis getting to know our neighbors, and letting our neighbors who who we are we have built a community.
The winter of 2016 stretches into the new year, and it has been 'the harshest one yet.' To journey through the winter I began writing the latest of my medicine stories "Banana Skin and Ginger." It is like all the other medicine stories, a mythic memoir that bridges or laces up like a shoe lace the mythic with the everyday (mundane) and gives us a broader view of life. The story has served Pete and me as compass and surfboard giving us direction and a papa to pause and rest as we navigate new territory. Link here to read the story from its beginning.
What will unfold from this point forward? We are not entirely sure. The medicine story Banana Skin and Ginger has clues for us. Without crushing or pushing the plot, we leave plenty of room for surprises and adjustments while heading our surfboard to the shore home.For Part II of Vardo for Two, stay tuned.