As I have been circling America and Europe, living here and there, my sister has lived in the same home in the farm country of Pennsylvania.
As I have been trying out different careers, lifestyles and locations, she has been raising children with her husband, working in one career and taking care of house and home.
They have bought a new condo in the city, and have sold this house. I feel fortunate to have been able to come over and see it one last time. It's a new phase. Downsizing. Public transport versus lawn care. Urban versus suburban.
After a year fraught with serious illness and unimaginable stress, it is time for a new beginning. But that does not take away from the goodness that was this life and this home.