Journal excerpt dated -08/24/2007 (pre-Palm Springs move…):
… We’ve had better days. Tensions high. Patience low. Puppies
cowering. Bird shrieking. House echoing. Emotions ebbing and flowing
like the angry, unpredictable seas of a hurricane. How can all of
that usurp the true joy that should be felt from this decision to
move? My emotions choke my throat, hinder my breathing, welling up
and threatening to burst. Gravity will win. Subtly settling. Quietly
forcing all things downward. Grounding. Solid. Firm. As will I be.