By Timothy Buzzard
Nanny was once additionally the landlord of a "camp" on an idyllic pond within the mountains of western Maine. Her husband's grandfather equipped the item in 1901, and named it Morning Glory. One summer season, Mary introduced me from Sedona, Arizona, the place we met and married, and brought me to those therapeutic waters. A yr later we moved throughout nation and have been citizens during this camp. i used to be inspired, by way of either Mary and Nanny, to sit down at the porch and give some thought to an elegant vista. I requested Henry David Thoreau to accompany me on saunters round those waters, and to inform me of his Walden Pond, and approximately lifestyles, and approximately demise because it became out.
The solitude on Morning Glory's porch, in the course of Nowhere, Maine, encouraged mirrored image and meditation, that regularly transported me into transcendent geographical regions. I listened to Rumi and Maurice Nicoll and Erich Fromm; I listened to loons and eagles and whispers within the wind. and at last, Mary and that i have been granted a most useful reward - the invitation to be current at a very good loss of life.
Nanny shared her camp on that mystical mountain pond with us; she shared her domestic and intimate info of a protracted and lively existence; she shared her hope that she desired to remain in that domestic, until eventually the tip. We have been in a position to navigate, occasionally via crushing shoals, our fears and inadequacies, until eventually that ultimate, peace crammed final breath of this nice, grand dam.
We may by no means have idea to place this event onto our map of lifestyles, but if we reached that vacation spot with Nan, we can't think having overlooked the journey. it's a nice honor to be requested to accompany one on their ultimate voyage; there's lots to profit; there's loads love that seeps into the soul.
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