Monday, August 20, 2007

Moving to India

I love inhaling simple basic needs and exhaling clutter. Both mentally and physically. Now that I am planning to move to India it has been made all the more real to me. My mental basics- contemplating the goodness of God, and letting myself go in that. Rachel and Chinua have left for a couple of weeks and are letting me stay in there house. I feel washed clean of my stuff and able to access what is really important and what I really love. One thing that is important is to always have a book to read that I can chew over and keeps the mechanics of my brain oiled and functioning nicely. Although sometimes when I'm reading a good book that excites my brain with meaty morsels it (my brain) jumps around nervously and I start to get fidgety and wanting to look up random baby names that pop into my head or get up and walk to the fridge open it absentmindedly, then shut it not having really looked for anything and then read labels on surrounding objects. Then I sit down and pick the book back up. I think this means I need a lesson in rest, or to not drink so much caffeine.
Oh and yes India. The plans up till now have been to move there along with the Fords and the Robinsons. After my trip to Turkey a thirst was re-birthed in me for travel, living out of a back pack and being away from my home country. When I am away I feel as though I finally am, like I was invisible and little dots of color start bringing me out until Renee is there in full color and completely alive.
I am also a little nervous as to how my life will look after I move. India holds to key to be both, exciting, colorful and stimulating, and wrenchingly heartbreaking at the same time. I have heard of India as being the country of extreme opposites, and if any one is interested in praying for me my prayer would be to embrace both opposites glorifying God for the beauty around me while living his love in the darkness that surrounds it.


Blogger urban mama said...

I will be praying for you and I really enjoyed getting to know you even better. Enjoy your time of rest.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Rae said...

Renee! Your writing is so so beautiful, I loved this post. I'm serious, you are just blooming creatively right now, what a privilege to see. Stop looking in my fridge, though.

4:49 PM  
Blogger WONDERWOMAN said...

Ah thanks, Rachel your so sweet, and uh, when I said fridge I meant, um, shower curtain, what!!!

12:33 AM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

There is something freeing in getting rid of STUFF. I felt it even after my hard drive crashed and I lost years' worth of emails and bookmarks...a fresh start. (I guess the principle applies to virtual stuff as well as actual.)

6:06 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Renee - I moved to India once myself, though only for a summer. I was in college - it was the first time I'd ever left the country. It is definetly a place of extreme opposites, but my time there sunk deeply into my heart. It was very difficult, but...very deeply in my heart, that changed me forever.

I'm now studying Hinduism, as a hobby, which I report on my blog occassionally.

Speaking of which, thanks for coming by. I'm glad to "meet" you.

5:26 PM  
Blogger WONDERWOMAN said...

Thanks catherine nice to "meet" you to. I'm excited to read the things you learn about hinduism.

7:50 PM  

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