Wish I were there…

My friend, Sheelagh, who lives near Inverness, tells me that the weather there is “murky” and likely to stay that way for the next few weeks. She is wishing the sun would shine and things owuld get a little bit warm. I told her I’d love to trade places with her.  As I write this, it is 100 degrees here in Northern California. I long to feel the cool mist of fog on my skin, drink in the sweet moisture as I breathe, and feel rejuvenation from the incessant heat and dryness here.

I have this conversation with Sheelagh often; she thinks I would soon grow tired of the dampness and the cold.  I don’t think that I would.  I think that I would be so happy to live in the place that I find to be so alive and the people so kind and good natured….and  with that particular form of Scottish humor. It’s what I have dreamed of since I was ten years old, and I just don’t imagine myself being anything other than happy to be there, no matter how early the skies become dark in the winter.  She is certain that I would.

I tell her that I would love to have the opportunity to find out.

About Kate Cowie Riley

Kate writes two blogs currently: "Weaving the Magic Thread ~ the texture of my life", a collection of auto-biographical essays; and "Scottish Heart", where she shares her love of Scotland and the trips through Scotland that she both plans and guides. She is also Copy Editor and Lead Contributor Emerita for "Celtic Family Magazine". Kate retired in 2013 from nearly 40 years in Private Practice as a Somatic Psychotherapist & Bodyworker, Massage Therapy Instructor, Sivananda Yoga Teacher, Spa Director, and Consultant, who also wrote & taught about Eco-sustainability and WellBalance. Her professional blog, "The Riley School of Integrated Somatic Bodywork" is also retired. All of Kate's blogs are copyright by Kate Cowie Riley; all photos are copyright Kate Cowie Riley, unless otherwise stated. All photos and text or part thereof are not to be used for commercial purposes or without written permission from the author. All photos must be used in their original form, no addition or alteration are allowed. Any advertisements that are seen on the Wordpress sites are in no way supported by Kate Riley.
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