(As a result of a family illness, Chris John is, now, off the road.)
Jan. 1st, 2005, Freeport, ME
God bless everyone. God help us all to be happy and peaceful at no expense to one another or our planet.
Jan. 25th, 2005, Freeport, ME
I like my little cottage on the farm. I have a real house in Yarmouth to live in if I want, but I don't see the need. I'm semi-off the grid here. Simple is better. It keeps me disciplined and
makes me appreciate the simple things in life.
Feb. 24th , 2005, Marshfiled, MA
Job and I are down in Mass. fulltime, now, so my father and I can split up the around clock care for my mother.
March 19th, 2005, Marshfield, MA
Watching Mum sleep I'm in awe of how beautiful and peaceful she looks.
March 27th, 2005, Marshfiled, MA
Today is a special day. Jesus died on Good Friday and on
the third day, Easter, he rose again. Mum passed away on Good Friday, also. Whether you or I believe in Catholicism is inconsequential. She did.
I was sitting at her
bedside holding her hand as she slept. It was very early in the morning. The sun had just come up
and she took a long last breath and passed into a better
place. It was a hard grueling week for my father, brother, and I. I believe, and pray, my mother did not
consciously experience what we had to manage for her in this world. After her body finally joined her spirit,
three days have passed and I still don't feel any sorrow or pain. In fact I don't even feel like she's even gone and I realize, now, it's because she's not. This Easter
I can only be thankful. Thank you Mum. I love you and thank you God.
June 29th, 2005, Portland, ME
Back on the Road
Job and I left the farm about a month ago. The farm and I never shared the same values and work ethic, but they always allowed me a lot of autonomy and
This is why I would return, plus it was a beautiful place to live along the ocean, but with all this
the trade off was no longer worth it. I spoke about honesty, community and privilege at one of their board
meetings that I crashed one afternoon brandishing dirty overalls and muddy boots in a room full of shirts and ties. They received me politely, but on the
whole I remained alone in my beliefs,
sooooooooooooo... on the road again. We'll stay in the area for the time being. I want to stay close to my father a little while longer.
July 7th, 2005, Marshfield, MA
We love you.