BIG LOVE

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Happy Valentines! It’s my first single Valentines Day in a decade and I’m realizing that I am a die-hard romantic. I posted on Facebook a while ago (when making the requisite changes to my profile, given my new situation) that I wished there was a relationship status of  ‘Embarking on a passionate love affair with oneself.’ Because the ‘single’ status seems to send a different vibe to what I’m currently cultivating. And where I’m at is a place of deeply and unconditionally honoring … Keep reading…

Love After Love

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Sometimes it’s better to use other people’s words to express yourself, especially when they resonate deeper than your own. I first read this poem a few years ago and it has remained in my heart ever since. In the last few weeks, I’ve read it over and over again, shared it with friends and allowed the words to further penetrate my heart. The uncanny and miraculous thing is that while I first heard these words as a distant call, I am actually living them now. … Keep reading…

My beautiful, imperfect journey continues…solo

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I didn’t predict that in the time since my last post I would become a single woman, but then, how could I? I haven’t predicted anything that has happened on this journey which is what makes it so astounding to me. So, here I am. Just over a week ago, Tyrhone flew to the UK and two days before that, we decided to go our separate ways. Those of you who are connected with me on Facebook may have read my update: “Today I … Keep reading…

L is for Love

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We made it to the USA! A South African-born British citizen and an Australian (with no fixed address) driving a Mexican-plated car made it across the border to the land of the free. What felt like a genuine conversation about what we have been up to these last few years may have been just that, or it may have been a well-played immigration interrogation, but either way, they let us in with a few head shakes, a handshake and a … Keep reading…

Father’s Day

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I just remembered it is Father’s Day. This day has filled me with dread and ickiness for years. The charade I used to play at school when it came time to make the cards I would never send, for I never knew where to send them; the times I sat with the phone in my hand, wanting to call but being terrified of what I would find at the other end. I simply never knew how to ‘handle’ the fact … Keep reading…

Overwhelmed.

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I am feeling overwhelmed at the moment. Overwhelmed by wonderful, positive things like flying machines, paragliders in the mail, travel plans and guide book writing; socializing and maintaining friendships, both in person and online. It’s a common pattern for me to become overwhelmed and fight hell to become un-overwhelmed, working myself into the ground in the process, so I’m thinking that maybe this is a good chance for me to try something different. I’m putting my (virtual) hand up and … Keep reading…

His moment: Tyrhone’s first flight

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This guy. Tyrhone. Named after Tyrone Power but with an extra ‘h’. We’ve fought so many times, almost-broken up 536 times.  It hurts, staying together through everything. “Hurt people hurt people,” we say to each other in an ironic way today. Today, when things are so much lighter than they once were. Literally. He hates it when people misuse that word, but I can say it because the day before yesterday he literally flew into the air like a bird. … Keep reading…