When the Going Gets Stuff

The kitchen. Where is the kitchen? (copyright Warner Bros Pictures)

The movers will arrive in exactly one week. We will cram our stuff into cardboard boxes labeled stuff. We will pack our bags and collapse the bugaboo, and probably attach a few “free” post-it notes to the lamps and fans we set out on the street. Without a doubt, we will underestimate the amount of time and energy needed to clean under the kitchen sink. We will toast to a nice Burgundy and try to ignore the sadness behind our goodbyes; pull the keys off their ring, and our apartment will simply become a flat. Fulham will no longer be home.

Moves require motion, this one an ocean between our A and B. Friendships, I’m afraid, cannot be packed, and this makes it hard to leave. It also made it hard to come here in the first place. We have packed cardboard boxes, before.

Our jet-lag will be long gone by the time our boxes labeled stuff have tackled the locks of the Panama Canal. We will have seen several apartments, some in our old San Francisco neighborhood, some maybe somewhere new. We will have picked one with walls once worn down we can call home. Someone will hand us the keys, and we will start to break down our boxes, toast to a nice California Chardonnay. Then we will say, Oh that stuff? Leave it for later, let’s call our friends in London to let them know we’ve made it.

Categories: Creative Writing, Life, Rambling, Stream of Conscious, Travel

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8 replies

  1. Call us call us call us. And thanks for all the spices 🙂

  2. I think Uncle Ernie Hemingway once said: “It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it’s the journey that matters, in the end.” Can’t wait to see you guys..safe travels..!

  3. Very bittersweet…but we’re so excited to have you all back! 🙂

  4. Looking forward to having you back. We’ll toast the Giulianis’ return with California wines and Bay Area brews!

  5. Safe travels. I hope this does not mean the end of your wonderful blog posts on this site?

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