Friday, April 8, 2011
Photo-finish Friday: hello, goodbye
Funny how fast six years can fly by. These office buildings along Wilshire Boulevard have been my neighbors since the summer of 2005 when we moved to this part of town. Suddenly with a phone call, we learn that the lease is up and we'll be moving again.
What this sets in motion are long-postponed plans for retirement. Rather than finding another apartment in town, we'll be completing the move to our place in the desert. I've decided to do one last year of teaching, and then call it quits. A friend is looking for a place where I can crash the nights I'll be in town.
Not the best of times, with the future so uncertain, but high time. And also timely. Over the past several weeks, a neighbor who is a landscaper has been putting in plants and trees for around the house, which make it homier. It will be pleasant to have the leisure to watch them bloom and grow.
And so a lot of goodbyes lie ahead. The first of them to Wilshire Boulevard and Westwood.
Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.