August 23, 2008 - 12:14pm
(In a sculpture garden- Curacao)
JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. How are you today
JOE: Starting to get used to my new digs. I sat on the deck this morning writing in my journal to the tune of cardinal songs. Very relaxing.
CALLIOPE: So you now think of Leroy as your home?
JOE: I do. My apartment is becoming more sparse by the day. Pretty soon it will be empty.
CALLIOPE: How do you feel about all this?
JOE: I'm not sure the whole thing has sunk in yet. I feel like I am between my old and new worlds, suspended on the verge of a new existence.
CALLIOPE: What will you miss?
JOE: Lots of space which has been my own for the past twelve years. I have developed a routine here which no doubt will be different in Leroy if just not having to drive here to write every day. I will just go downstairs or out in the back yard.
CALLIOPE: What are you looking forward to?
JOE: A less busy place to walk and ride my bicycle, not having to commute, fewer expenses and probably a lot more I haven't even considered.
CALLIOPE: It sounds like a positive move all told.
JOE: It is. I am especially looking forward to being part of a more complete couple with Carol.
CALLIOPE: Do you think it will change your relationship?
JOE: Not if we keep talking about things which arise. So far we are doing very well in that department. It will be a change for both of us but I think we are both ready and prepared for it. Talk with you Monday.