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Lovely, Lisa — and wow about Stephen Fry!

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Right? And you can listen to him read it 🥰

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Jan 28·edited Jan 28Liked by Lisa Bolin

Lovely thoughtful piece Lisa!

This piece makes me think about my roots. Perhaps I should explore this in writing. I have recently moved, out of necessity, from the family home my husband and I lived in for 33 of the 54 years we were married. His illness and death created so many changes for me to navigate as a senior. I’m still attempting to come to grips with it all. I downsized, again out of necessity, from 54 years of ‘stuff’ housed in a 4 bedroom home to be now living in a 1000 square foot place. I have less indoor space but much more outdoor space to garden and enjoy, complete with perennial gardens. I’ll enjoy a little greenhouse and I’ll be creating a couple of new raised veggie and herb gardens.

The memories are still with me, both good and bad. Stuff has been dramatically reduced and I can honestly say I am fine with less stuff. It’s just stuff. I am now attempting to create a new life, a new home and new memories. For me, home can be created anywhere! It’s a place where I feel safe, can hang my hat and continue living life.

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Thank you so much for your beautiful response, Karen 💖

So much change for you! But change, whilst scary, can also be refreshing. I’m so glad to hear you’ve found a smaller home with lovely space to enjoy new experiences and make new memories 🫶🏼

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Jan 28Liked by Lisa Bolin

A beautiful piece of writing Lisa. ❤️

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