We have meraki’d (languished in solitude) so hard throughout the journey that the last three weeks was insane. Chaotic. Overwhelming to the point where all of our introverted personality turned into a monster demanding peace.
But, I say this with such sincerity, it was the best kind of chaos. We have barely had the time to blink. Seriously, however, I told my Introvert-Monster to shut it and suck it up, for the time being because it has been wonderful.
The quiet solitude energy of meraki to constant overstimulation was like a pendulum. It swung from one end to another, and kept swinging the past few weeks. There was never an in-between moment. We got so busy by being around other people, by my photographing back to back sessions and moving from one place to another without really settling down for a bit.
I admit, there were times when I wanted to hide under a rock and escape the constant “on” mode. It got so busy that I pulled an ostrich method with my phone, totally ignoring texts/emails and left some of my friends hanging.
And now? We are in the meraki-mode full force and I blinked. Several times. Eitan said, “it’s over, just like that [in reference to the Cassidy get together for the Memorial Weekend].” I am so grateful for last weekend, where we have dubbed the fun as the #moosehillgang (be sure to check out the hashtag on Instagram). Being with my family felt like a calling of a sort, it's like I wish we lived closer and I know that I can make that wish come true, easily. Of the entire meraki trip, I felt the most centered when with them.
It’s so quiet, too quiet. We are grabbing this week as our final week to take a deep breath because, from now until June 5th, it will be our very last time to be just us. Hereafter, it will be a pendulum furiously swinging til we arrive home mid-July.
When this trip is over, the pendulum will finally stop its momentum and be still. When it is calm, what will become of the spirit of meraki? My photos. My photographs of the entire journey into a book will be a spirit that will forever stay still.
just a mother who fled from society's constraints and is super excited to wake up to the outdoors, remain braless daily and teach her boys the art of boredom and discovery.