Today is my last day as a New Yorker. I am deeply sad and having problems coming to terms with this fact. I was up at 4 AM thinking about the move, and how sad I am to leave this wonderful city and my amazing friends here. But leave I must, it's time for me to be challenged in new ways and to explore a new area.

Today is a bit of fun and a bit of packing and schlepping. Ugh. But the end is in site, and I have good friends to help me along the way.

I read this quote this morning and thought it was beautiful.

The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
that I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can't reach.
With my senses, as with the birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
and in the ponds broken off from the sky
my feeling sinks, as if standing on fishes.

– Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Robert Bly)

I am going to try to post more frequently during my life transition.