The countdown has begun, and with it, an inner tingling that consists of a cup of anticipation with a tablespoon of fear, a couple of tablespoons of anxiety, a teaspoon of worry, and a good measure of disbelief. The next time i lay down in a bed, i will be in Bangkok.

I comprehend the words and can even imagine the bed, but, really, i still don’t understand time travel. Right now, it’s dinner time in Bangkok, and i will arrive way past my bedtime tomorrow. International travel is a real miracle.

At this moment, i am here, at home, listening to my sweetie sigh in his sleep. Home: where life is familiar.

And very, very soon, i launch into the unfamiliar.


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About cherylwilfong

Cheryl Wilfong teaches mindfulness meditation at Vermont Insight Meditation Center when she isn’t rearranging one of her 28 flower beds or tending her out-of-control vegetable garden. Master Gardener and mistress of metaphor, she delivers the Dharma into daily life in the garden.

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