Monday, August 18, 2008

Terrific Vacation

Just dropping by to say I am having a fabulous vacation. The wedding was wonderful.
I am thoroughly enjoying the fact that even now, as I type this, I am supposed to be at work.
Bwahahahaha! Evil laugh!
And I could not be at a more beautiful place, here on Vancouver Island, in the city of Nanaimo. Hometown of Diana Krall.
We have a house rented for the week, in an area of town known as Departure Bay. [see photo]. It is so peaceful, so serene and beautiful, this place tucked away on a hill of pine trees.
From our deck we can look out upon Departure Bay.
So far, each morning without fail, there have been deer prancing about in the yard. This morning I was out on the deck reading some George Eliot and sipping on a steaming coffee, and as I looked to the right, there below me, munching on the grass, were two young deer.

Needless to say, I am thinking of moving back to Nanaimo.
The other day I was walking through the Mall and passed by one of these donation bins, filled with used books. Not being in any sort of hurry at all, I browsed through the bin thinking, “Hey, I’m as needy as the next guy!”
I found this one book called Awakening The Buddha Within. It’s by some dude named Lama Surya Das.
So I stole the thing.
I mean… I took it. I permanently borrowed it. [What would Buddha do?]
And I have been reading it off and on, here where the deer and the antelope play. I want this holiday to never end.

My Deer
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3 comments:

patricia said...

Ahhh...lucky you! Vancouver Island is indeed beautiful. Try to get to The Butchart Gardens if you can, while you're there...

May said...

Enjoy!

stefanie said...

Glad to hear you are having a good time and the wedding went well!