Monthly Archives: December 2009

Back to winter

Tomorrow I fly home: from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere, from summer to winter. I am leaving the cousin I love and a country I love.  I‘ll miss the birdsongs, the flowers, the exotic trees and ferns, the … Continue reading

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I am in New Zealand, but where is my head?

I think of my head as having little squares inside.  One square is in the present, here in New Zealand, looking around at the sights: flowers, ferns, tree ferns, undulating green hills, beaches and bays.  The country is largely agricultural, … Continue reading

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Scraps of New Zealand

We arrived in New Zealand about 2 weeks ago.  The plane touched down just before 7 in the morning.  We spent the first day getting over the flight.  My cousin Jocelyn and her husband Albert picked us up and took … Continue reading

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