Arriving at the Maine cottage we've stayed in for the past three summers felt like seeing an old friend again. There is a comforting ease in visiting a place you're familiar with and I like that. What I noticed this time, more than during previous stays, is how we always manage to make it our own. Sheer necessities, like a favorite pillow, a brand of coffee, sea salt flakes and even a sharp knife now travel with us. Certain things are moved around to our liking and others stay put to remind us of just why we love this space as much as we do. As the beds get slept on and the morning and evening rituals are established, the rented cottage suddenly feels like a second home.
Even the familiarity of the landscape surrounding the cottage lends itself to exploration, whether one goes at it alone or with others. Many thanks to JG for yet another unforgettable Maine adventure.
Today we leave Boston and head back home to the Bay Area. We've had an amazing month visiting friends and family. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to stay connected and remain part of so many people's lives regardless of the distance between us.