Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Wonderful Consolation

Missing my family and being so far from the comforts of home are two of the occupational hazards in my present line of work. My daughter seems to be growing a decade a day. Missing even one day of Ilana means I miss too much. Alas, the sacrifices that I make to balance my professional and personal lives.

Usually my travel is manic, and my sightseeing is limited to the airport, the Holiday Inn, and the cafe/audi/gyma/torium of the school that has hired me. This week I have been lucky to be working in the same spot for three days, so I had a little time to be adventuresome. The video below simply cannot capture the seamless blue of sky and sea, the crisp, cool air, or the sweet musky scent of douglas fir with an overtone of oyster harvest.

I am blessed with my friends and family, and I never forget that, especially when I mourn the time we've lost because of my travel. Witnessing the glory of Mother Nature's creations in Coastal Oregon was a wonderful consolation.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely sites you get to see - I can almost smell the roses! Wish I was there to see them with you though...
DA in CA