A view of New York, from the Queen Mary 2 as it sailed into the city. You can’t see it here, but the Statue of Liberty was just to the left, and the skyline dead ahead. And it was every bit as impressive as I thought it would be. Arriving to the US this way was an amazing experience and I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks.
We’re here…and we made it…overwhelming is the word of the day, every day around here….We’ve been back actually a couple of weeks but each day, my list of things to do, problems to solve, forms to fill out, forms to file, items to get, items to get rid of, you name it, gets longer by the kilometer. I mean by the mile, we should say miles now that we’re home.
It might be a bit sporadic in terms of posting here although I’ll be doing my best. I have so many things from Copenhagen and our last weeks in Denmark but truth be told, I haven’t even downloaded the photos from my camera, or even sorted my thoughts. There’s something about actually transferring those photo files that makes me afraid to look, as if I would have to admit that everything has come to a close. In that chapter anyway…there is lots to look forward to, but still, there’s always a little part of you that goes quiet when you leave a post behind. It doesn’t get easier with practice. But I suppose that is the mark of a post well-lived.
So I’ll leave you with one of the most peaceful moments I think I have experienced in my adult life…it’s quite something to have a ship full of thousands of passengers be nearly entirely silent as we all sailed into New York, everyone starting on one adventure or another as the sun came up. Here’s to ours!