Saturday, January 18, 2020

Homeward Magicness

A   L   O   H   A  !

Marin, California Nov 2015 - May 2019  -  "Final Dawn"

There is a kind of magicness about going 
far away and then coming back all changed.
            Kate Douglas Wiggin

The day arrived. Final exit from "our"
driveway, and leaving of "our" street, our
 neighborhood. Dear neighbor drove us.
Goodbye, Pacheco Pond,
Golden Gate Bridge. Likely I will
never cross you again. Going home.
No intention to ever leave again.

"Leaving On A Jet Plane"
All roads lead home as home 
is where the heart is. 
So Love. Simply Love. 
For love is home to all of us.
        Wald Wassermann

I want to be someone you can’t live without.

           Charlotte Eriksson

VERY complicated procedure to bring
even an island born pet home!
Multiple tests, vet visits, and messengered
official paperwork for the State!
Every detail scrutinized, double checked.
Or Pixie would be incarcerated on return.
For months. The State office at HONO
that handles such matters was 
peopled by sad folks after long flights,
who just didn't know!
Children separated from pets! Adult
children separated from theirs, sadly.
At last a State veterinarian carrying
Pixie and a thick sheaf of documents
with our name on it appeared.
All in order! Happy Day!!!
We left the sad people,
an intact family for the
final leg of this epic journey:

It was his home now. But 
it could not be his home till he had 
gone from it and returned to it. 
Now he was the Prodigal Son.
             G.K. Chesterton

Linking To

Love You,

What Hawaiian Airlines played on the plane. Whenever I hear it, I'm onboard!


Elephant's Child said...

Sadly only the last picture loaded. I am so glad that you did then necessary background work and Pixie could come home with you. You wouldn't be a family without her.

Mike said...

7 of 9 images missing. Didn't this happen to you once before? I tried opening the images in another window but it didn't work.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm so happy Pixie made it home safely with you Cloudia, she is family after all 😉 can't see any of your gorgeous pics though unfortunately 😔

RedPat said...

I can't see the pics either, dear. Glad that Pixie got through okay!

Cloudia said...

So sorry friends! I think I know what happened, and have fixed the pics. Thank you for your dear visit

Mike said...

Yeaaaaa, picture!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the images and your sweet Pixie. Welcome home Pixie! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful post, lovely photos, lovely music. Oh wow, that first shot is sublime, all photos and quotes thoroughly enjoyed. I am so happy for you. You’re back where you want to be :) I am also happy you got Pixie back and hope those sad people are able to take their furry-family members home very soon.

Cloudia said...

I love each of you! Thanks for your visits

RedPat said...

What a difference the pics make to the post, Cloudia! It makes me a bit tearful, in a good way.

William Kendall said...

Sweet Pixie always gets a smile out of me.

Gemel said...

Love Pixie, she is adorable.

Duckbutt said...

Have a great trip home! I hope you get resettled easily.

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely to see the photos are back.
Thank you.