Wanderlust Part 5: a quick trip home

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

 

 

I’m not known for keeping things simple.

And so it was that I drove, ferried and flew home to Ottawa for a week from Cortes Island to attend my brother’s long planned birthday and the long awaited Wanderlust Tremblant.

Though slightly amusing, I won’t bore you with the details of the difficulties associated with coming and going from Hollyhock. It’s either expensive or complicated, but either way it’s long. Suffice to say once you arrive, try to stay.

In the end, it was very much worth it. I saw my friends, my family, and my much-loved dog. I was able to join the yoga community from Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto come together in bilingual bliss in Mont-Tremblant. There were so many friends, and people I’ve been waiting to meet I couldn’t hug them all. I took classes and taught some, and was very much privileged to be part of this inaugural event. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

World's Greatest Dogs

World’s Greatest Dogs

Handsome dad always gets the leg

Handsome dad always gets the leg

Sweet mom lends me her luxury ride for the drive to Tremblant

Sweet mom lends me her luxury ride for the drive to Tremblant

Handsome brother turns 33

Handsome brother turns 33

We eat an entire pig. Roasted on a spit.

We eat an entire pig. Roasted on a spit.

Wanderlust roomies + redheads Eleni!

Wanderlust roomies + redheads Eleni!

Top of Mont Tremblant

Top of Mont Tremblant

co-leading hikes with the lovely and talented Hannah Thiem photo by Ali Kaukas

co-leading hikes with the lovely and talented Hannah Thiem photo by Ali Kaukas

New Yoga Friends!

New Yoga Friends!

I was also inexplicably emotional and overjoyed at the sight of my little green truck in the Comox airport parking lot. It was good to see this old friend, and it felt quite a lot like coming home. For the past two months, my car has been home. Providing shelter, transportation, and nourishment. I enjoyed very much reconnecting over the past week, but I also enjoyed the feeling of being alone, again. Me, and the open road.

 

One Response to Wanderlust Part 5: a quick trip home

  1. Elliot says:

    Rivkah you are a beautiful woman!
    Dad

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