August 1st, 2006
to my cheering squad…

man, you guys are amazing! i think we can all use a cheering squad to help us get throught the rough patches.
i feel so much better this morning. (after sleep, which is indeed one of the necessary aspects of dealing with adversity as someone so aptly wrote.) I could sleep for months.
this morning i faced some fears and now emerge triumphant.
inhale, exhale.
what an amazing journey.
this town is incredible and full of life (complete with all the grittyness).
I can’t wait to write about the stories.
I want to repeat the quote written by Cam because I think it’s pefect for what I am experiencing. (thank you for this)
“We live on the edge of the miraculous every minute of our lives. The miracle is in us, and it blossoms forth the moment we lay ourselves open to it. The miracle of miracles is the stubbornness with which men refuse to open themselves up. Our whole life seems to be nothing more but a frantic effort to evade that which is constantly in our grasp.” ~Henry Miller
I am open.
I don’t think I have ever been this open before in my life.
I mean that.
(last night we contemplated sleeping in the car for a few weeks and I thought, “I could do that. And I would be okay.” i’ve come a long way from needing to control all of the little details.)

Aug 1 2006
10:45 am
Hope writes:

It’s like the energy it takes for a small bud to actually open or a blade of grass to move from the quiet, safety of the seed, through the compacted earth and up, out into the world. This is all of us too. Change, challenge and then there’s always everything we need to get through it. Sending you love and light (with wings!)

Aug 1 2006
11:03 am
nadine writes:

Georgia ( has a great quote today on happiness. One line is “Have you a lot of things to do before you can lie back and be happy?” Reminds me that we usually think of happiness as the goal, when in fact, I think happiness is the path.
So glad you have arrived safely in Troy.

Aug 1 2006
12:24 pm
kat writes:

everything is better after sleep. sleep heals the body and mind.

Aug 1 2006
12:46 pm
Bryan writes:

Contemplating where you are now, I was looking back at prior entries in your blog, and saw this from almost 4 years ago:
“Eating… shrimp salad with wasabi mayonaise and oranges…organic greens grown by my friend Steve on the farm…chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies made by Arno.”
I still see Steve often; it’s a great world here. Pat and I are reconstructing 2 log cabins on 50 acres of field and marsh, with Steve doing the landscaping and planning the gardening. Wendy O will be our neighbour! Do you ever miss it?

Aug 1 2006
1:57 pm
shelley Noble writes:

Keri dear, sending you much love and support indeed.

Aug 1 2006
7:28 pm
Sabine writes:

Sleeping in the car.
A Marvelous idea! I’d like to try that one day

Aug 1 2006
7:41 pm
katherine writes:

keri . . . I live ten minutes away from Troy, so if you need anything, just let me know . . . help painting? a ride somewhere? where the best health food coop is? I moved here two years ago and it was a little rough, and a lot of people helped and so it’s good to pass the good stuff on . . . Just say the word . . . sending you a hug . . . :)

Aug 2 2006
2:18 am
kristine writes:

You are a brave woman! I am glad you made it to your new home in one piece. I love the quote you posted and I am so blessed as I watch you grow. Thanks for being such a rich part of my life.

Aug 2 2006
11:25 am
susannna writes:

Hey there, Keri. It’s been a week or so since I visited your blog. You really are living an adventurous life! I’m looking forward to reading about your new town adventures. You always have an interesting perspective on life. :)

Aug 2 2006
4:20 pm
Anne in Virginia writes:

So glad to visit your blog after several days to learn that you and Jeff arrived safely in Troy. Yes, sleep is crucial, especially in the middle of an experience as disorienting as a cross-country move to a completely strange city. You speak of the adventure continuing, and I think that’s a helpful way to look at such a major upheaval. As the saying goes, an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered, and an inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. I’m sending lots of energy north to help you settle in to your new home.

Aug 3 2006
1:26 pm
Philly writes:

As I have written before I live in Troy and work at RPI. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.

Aug 4 2006
9:50 am
Karinny writes:

Keri, reading you last post made me realize that we all share the same dificulties and fears, but you have been a great inspiration for me and now I am glad to do something for you too. Right now I will say a little pray for you. Everything is going to be just fine!

Aug 4 2006
6:59 pm
jane writes:

“…and then the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”- anais nin

Aug 4 2006
11:34 pm
Aug 5 2006
3:01 am
pixie writes:

hello, baby girl. it sounds like you are on mr. toad’s wild ride. i want to hear more about how your adventure is unfolding-no doubt it will give you some lovely material to write about. i am sending you truckloads of positive energy and filtered sunlight and smoky incensy cafes and tea of exotic natures. hang in there, something is about to change for you….xoxoxo

Aug 6 2006
11:01 pm
Mungobeanie writes:

Dear Keri, I always enjoy reading the thoughts left by your pen. The same fears, the same triumphs, all bear fruit to the truth that we all have that same indelible connection that pastes us all together.
So you’re in Troy.
So be Helen.

Aug 7 2006
8:55 pm
Swirly writes:

I have been thinking of you so much my friend, cheering you on in your new adventures, feeling jealous of your new town, because they’ll get to enjoy you every day!!! ;)

Aug 8 2006
11:04 am
Rhonda writes:

you go girl!…. you can do anything….I am glad you are back…

Aug 8 2006
11:35 am
Tami at NewLeaf writes:

Wow, I’m so excited for you and all the awesome adventures you have just lived through and new ones you have yet to experience. Enjoy them, embrace them and stay positive. I believe you will do just fine.

Aug 8 2006
4:15 pm
Julie writes:

Be well, and remember everything will turn out just fine. :)

Aug 8 2006
9:31 pm
zwaan writes:

Keri,Thank you for being so open, courageous, human and honest.You’re an inspiration to me. Thank you!

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