It’s time to get ready…

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”                                          — George Moore

It’s time to get ready.  To gather and tie-up the many loose fragments of life I have left or lost along the way.  Time to make an accounting to myself for everything I have done — or failed to do.  Time to tally up the board, finalize the score, and get a firm picture of where I stand — my starting point on my journey home.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep...But I have promises to keep...

The woods are lovely, dark and deep...But I have promises to keep...

This will be a long journey.  Delays, detours — and gladly, new discoveries — will mark the trip.  I plan to enjoy every minute of it, but first, like I said, I have to get a firm picture of where I stand.


My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
— Robert Frost

I have much to do, much to pack, much to unpack.  There are hearts to warm, smiles to share, people to meet, apologies to make, bread to break, hands to hold, and a home to find.  And, like the poet Robert Frost said, “…miles to go before I sleep.”

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One response to “It’s time to get ready…

  1. to rica and dj,

    my! after reading phillip’s my journey home: the quest begins….i was numbed for a while then tears started to drop. what a legacy he left behind.

    i truly admired his talent of being a very very good writer, so expressive, so precise with his descriptions, made me missed baguio & pinas….i got the chills.

    he was so brave, he was prepared and he made peace with everyone and to himself. rica and dj, phillip’s blog was the best he could leave his loved ones behind.

    so touched,
    dale

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