When I flew for the airlines, often I would be called to go on a trip with very little notice. What I needed for the journey had to be packed in minutes. Normally, the essentials were already in the suitcase and I only needed to add clothing appropriate to the destination. Without fail, I would forget some necessary item or items: everything from extra underwear, extra uniform shirts or socks. One time I left my passport in a jacket pocket when I left on a summer trip to Asia. Somehow, I managed to get by with what I had. So maybe the essentials really are not that important. What I think I cannot live without is, after all, optional.

winter sunrise

winter sunrise

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to essentials

  1. Mary Ann C. Kmetz says:

    I so enjoy these little entries and hope that you will continue to feed me – spiritually 🙂 Much love!!


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