Moving out

Our daughter is moving out. She is moving out for years and the process has not ended. It is a piecemeal operation by a thousand cuts. Perhaps it is a friendly departure from childhood and her parents.

The Bed

The bed, disassembled, is awaiting removal and another slice of her youth will be removed. We, the parents, have to let go. Just another cut.

The view from her window

Over the years the view from her window has changed. Where once we could see the escarpment in the distant there is now a wall of bushes. They form a peaceful, but at the same time restrictive and protective, wall.

Two of her trusted companions of her childhood are looking on and wonder when it will be their turn to leave home and join Caroline.

Alf and Big Bear

Perhaps never and they will be part of our new “Quiet Room” we want to establish here. No electronics, not even music 😦 , will be allowed. There are a couple of bookshelves with mainly books on history and novels. So we can immerse ourselves in the past. Isn’t that what old people do because they don’t understand the present.

The past, fearing the future and not understanding the present, becomes the last refuge for the elderly!

ps. The photos have been provided by Auntyuta


5 thoughts on “Moving out

  1. Thanks for the link to my blog. I like the way you incorporated the pictures in your blog. I also like your writing very much. Thanks for that. It made my day. Love you, Uta

    • Caroline has not been living here for years and we parents hang onto every bit of memory we can. She grow up too quickly. We still see her in Sydney or here at our home.

      A good parent must be able to let the children grew up and let them lead their own life. And if they can do that, you know, you have brought them up the right way.

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