steve, with our good friend todd, is currently away visiting our cape breton friends. i returned to finish this piece, which i had started after our first trip out there last summer, only to realize that the feeling has only grown stronger in our hearts & in theirs.
"home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration." 
{charles dickens}

fishing boats bob tethered to rocky shoreline. sun bleached telephone poles mark the winding way through tree covered mountain.  evergreen so thick & majestic, mountain so steep, i could just disappear in their greatness.  the tide exposes red muddy beach & rocky riverbed.

i have found home.  home amongst these hills.  home amongst these people.

my husband & i have traveled to cape breton, nova scotia this past weekend to meet a fantastic group people.  complete strangers transformed into family. hearts that beat alike. it is a joining. a joining of hope & purpose.  a life joining. an abiding soul to soul. a tethering of my boat to theirs. a fastening of synergy & promise. a dwelling of heart.

i have found home.

"what therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." 
{matthew 19:6}