Tuesday, March 20, 2007

winter - don valley


don valley, originally uploaded by josh lyon.

i never thought leaving this city would be as hard as it is... as much as there is a lot to look forward to in kingston, the thought of leaving really is tearing at me in strange ways. the house in which both my kids were born, both of our two church communities where we have grown and loved and learned and changed, the hustle and bustle - big city excitement - never sleeping, always something happening somewhere, a ridiculous number of amazing people who i love more and more each day... you don't really realise how attached you are to people and to a place until you take seriously the idea of leaving...

man...

2 comments:

Sal said...

I feel the same way in regards to leaving New York City, but still haven't made up my mind. For some, being surrounded by lots of people is being closer to God, but for me, being around fewer people and more nature is being closer to God. Living in a big city can be such an isolating experience, for either family or individual - the white noise, the fast pace, the diffusion of entertainment, the overwhelming competition. If what they say is true, that the forests and fish are dying, then I would argue we should sit in their shade and swim in their waters while the beauty remains. Best of luck to you and your family . . . and Entire Cities.

Leah said...

Yeah...the last time you played accordian w/ me at ft (and you must play again before you depart) I got upset on the subway on the way home. Trent asked me what was wrong and I said it was the ass sound system ruining my experience of church. Then I realized I was mourning...b/c you guys are leaving.