The long wait is over. We have an accepted offer on the Ormsby house, and have begun to finalize the deal on River House... our house...
I anticipated a wild whooping ecstacy when this moment arrived; instead, I feel calm, and still, and quiet, like this house that will soon be our home:
Dusk at River House
Our bit of the Blue River
Sunset over the Blue River, River House
Full moon over River House
THE PEACE OF WILD THINGSWhen despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
— Wendell Berry