Written by Lee Ann Monat
Monday, 28 May 2012 00:00
Me In Edinburgh, April 2011
I feel like there should be more to do. I mean...I'm changing my whole
life and it seems so simple...too simple? No. I think it should feel
this simple when it's right. And...I've been to where I'm going before...
know how it feels to arrive in Edinburgh and stand on line with my
passport...aching to get into town.
I remember well the feeling
of seeing Princes Street Gardens and smelling the air...walking up
Calton Hill so I can gaze across to see Arthur's Seat.
to Waverley station to pick up my train tickets...
train around me and can see the country moving past as the electronic
voice marks off the stops...and I enjoy some tea while the train splits
in two before we are on our way to Oban.
I've enjoyed a toastie
or two while waiting for the ferry to Mull...
And I've sat on the
wall at Craignure, swinging my legs while waiting for the bus to Fionnophort.
I can see
Iona approaching as the last ferry makes its way across the sound
I can feel the air touch my face as I disembark...and make my way
towards the Nunnery...the Abbey in the distance. A silently strong
I am not a stranger to these things...
yet they delight me each and every time.
The only difference
now, is that I get to stay awhile longer.
Sure...this is a whole
different experience from my last trips to Iona...but it doesn't feel
like I need to DO much...other than show up and take it from there.
Maybe this is what comes from simplifying. That's really all I need to
Thursday is Go Time.