“Change your life.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Sometimes calamity can catalyze beneficial transformation. Not always. But often. It rarely feels positive during the crisis or even during early phases of the change. Exciting, sometimes, yes, but also scary. Risky. Disorienting. Stressful.
Ready to Reimagine
Upon what fulcrum
rested our reboot
Decluttered our plans,
shifted views, triggered
a tectonic shift.
Our decision to swap Manhattan for the Adirondack Coast in 2005-6 was an oversimplified solution to a cluster of complex problems. Half baked. Romantic. Quixotic…
In hindsight, the common denominator was a yearning and readiness to reimagine our life? We shared a vision of togetherness apart, withdrawal and renewal, intentionally reevaluating what was meaningful to us, of creative collaboration. We shared a loosely sketched mission to build a sanctuary for ourselves and for our family and friends. To be honest, there was plenty of naivety baked into the mix. And monumental optimism.
Ours is by know my means a model to emulate. More foolhardy than wise. We’ve been tremendously fortunate, but the journey has not always been smooth. And yet being ready to reimagine, again and again, has served us both well.