(the sign on Chris and Kelly’s piano. I thought it was appropriate)
Ask that your way be long.
At many a Summer dawn to enter
with what gratitude, what joy –
ports seen for the first time;
–From “Ithaca” by Constance Caverfy
That stanza from the “Ithaca” poem ran through my head, as our plane descended last Sunday, and Houston came into view. I had an aisle seat, but I leaned forward to see this new place, that was to be my future. I blinked rapidly as my eyes filled with tears.
Everyone else on the plane was returning from a vacation at Disney World. I was beginning a new life.
I was greeted by my brother-in-law, Chris, and his wife, Kelly. They had done the legwork, to make this change possible, and I stayed with them for the two nights I was there. (We will be staying with them again, next week).
All right, so let’s talk about their house. We always suspected that Chris and Kelly didn’t have a lot of stuff, and now we have confirmation of it. The refreshing thing is that Chris and Kelly don’t consider themselves to be “minimalists,” because they don’t consider their lifestyle to be countercultural. They just have what they need and what they want, and that’s all. Intentional living is a way of life for them, not something new that they are trying to embrace.
So let’s take a look!
We had a wonderful trip, discovering a new city. And, as you read this, we are on the road, planning to stop in Little Rock tonight. We are seeing many states that we have never seen before, and we will share our adventures with you tomorrow!