Back home now, feeling in a sort of dream state between here and there. My trip was so deliciously full of long talks, new perspectives, affirming clarity, natural beauty, lots of sketching, and time just simple time to my thoughts and whims...all of these things were cherished.

But really, one huge thing that I am able to take away from it is that I do not feel comfortable being all of those thousands of miles away from my children.

I am so happy to be back to their hugs, to smell the soft tops of their heads and to whisper in their ears..."I love you".