… plus c’est la même chose.
Translation: the more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.
I wanted to wait until Doug had told some of his closest friends and family and me the same before posting this publicly.
Doug’s daughter has made it clear she doesn’t want to live with us any more, and so we are free to go. The complicated mechanisms which brought us here to take care of her have released us just as I was beginning to forge connections here. I am sad and frustrated and a whole swathe of other emotions but there is nothing I can do.
Our current plan is to go to Burning Man, give notice on the apartment, do a farewell tour of the US and then return to Australia.
Because we will be applying for partner/spouse status for Doug in Australia, we have various hoops to jump through in the next three months. We’ll be having a party in the US on September 22 for Autumn Equinox and to say farewell at our apartment (phone or e-mail for details) and a handfasting/nuptials on December 22 for Summer Solstice in Melbourne, Australia (phone or e-mail for details).
Keep those dates free!
And I’m someone who doesn’t like change all that much. What was the old joke about what to do if you want to see God laugh?