Friday, March 14, 2014
Farewell to Cambridge
This was the last full day in Cambridge. Tomorrow I'll head back to Japan. We spent the day with a walk into town to buy various things, a run through the meadows for a scone with jam and clotted cream at the Orchard, and another visit to Evensong at King's College Cathedral. I had gone to all these places before, either during this visit or when I was here two years ago, but they are always different. In the summer there were leaves on the trees in the meadows, at Evensong there was a different choir and different reading. And this is what makes leaving so hard. I won't be here for the blossoms on the trees at the Orchard. But I will see them in Japan. Always, there is some part of the daily liturgy of life somewhere in the world that I am missing. People that I love doing things that I will not share. Seasons changing, choirs singing, performances, and ceremonies. It is hard to say goodbye. But perhaps the more I do it, the more I will learn to let go and welcome the place where I am.